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Latest Cruise Ship Drama: Fire Onboard

Everyone safe on Royal Caribbean ship
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2013 1:18 PM CDT
The Royal Caribbean cruise ship Allure of the Seas is seen as it pulls into Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010.   (AP Photo/Miami Herald, Patrick Farrell)

(Newser) – Another day, another example of why you should probably opt for a land-based vacation: A fire broke out aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship this morning, the AP reports. The good news: It was quickly extinguished and all passengers and crew members are safe. The Grandeur of the Seas left Baltimore Friday for a 7-night cruise to the Bahamas. It was headed toward CocoCay but was re-routed to Freeport for further evaluation, where guests in affected staterooms will be put up in hotels, USA Today reports. (Read more cruise lines stories.)

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