Royal Caribbean fire on the Seas

Image by Citking, February 2009

Image by Citking, February 2009

Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas is the latest cruise ship to suffer a mishap at sea, on 28 May.  The fire spread over several decks in the stern area (shown in the accompanying picture, long before the fire).

There are no reports of injuries and full control of the vessel was maintain at all times, with no loss of power or essential services.

All guests will be refunded in full.

The Grandeur of the Seas was recently refurbished at a cost of $48 million and had only re-entered service on 3 May 2013.  With a fire happening so soon after her return to work there will surely be some suspicion that there may have been a problem left behind by the shipyard.

The ship was again based in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, having previously operated from there from 2004 to 2009.

Passengers from the ship will be flown back from the Bahamas to Baltimore.

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