Bahamas: Fire breaks out on Royal Caribbean cruise ship carrying 2,200+ passengers and 796 crew, all safe and accounted for – 280513 1205z

Fire breaks out on Royal Caribbean cruise ship carrying over 2,000 passengers

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Published on 27 May 2013

Terror on the high seas: Devastating fire breaks out on Royal Caribbean cruise ship carrying over 2,000 passengers.A fire broke out aboard a Royal Caribbean ship on Monday morning but was extinguished about two hours later with no injuries reported The Grandeur of the Seas, which left Baltimore on Friday, never lost power and was able to sail into port in Freeport, Bahamas, on Monday afternoon The company said the more than 2,200 passengers will be flown from the Bahamas back to Baltimore where the trip began Royal Caribbean said all guests and 796 crew were safe and accounted for

A huge fire broke out on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship last night forcing the two thousand passengers to abandon their rooms on board and prepare to get into life boats.

The Grandeur of the Seas was forced to return to port this morning after the rear of the ship caught fire sending smoke into several hallways and keeping several passengers in assembly stations for over four hours.

Monday afternoon Royal Caribbean made the startling announcement that that they were reversing a prior decision and cancelling the Grandeur of the Seas cruise when it was determined it could no longer safely take passengers to the Bahamas, its intended destination.

Passenger Bang Warren was one of those passengers who had to evacuate her room as a warning horn blared over the sound system.

She described the scene chaotic to The Baltimore Sun, saying, ‘A lot of people were passing out with fear.’

Bang also said she saw crew members distributing oxygen masks and life vests. She also says that, ‘I know some children were vomiting.’

Photos of the ship emerged on social media showing that the entire rear of the ship was charred and destroyed.

Royal Caribbean announced that the 2,224 passengers would be receiving a full refund and a gift certificate from the company.

Another passenger, Danielle Miller, 23, said that she was sound asleep and was unaware of anything untoward until the ship’s intercom asked passengers to put life jackets on.

‘My first thought was that we were sinking,’ said Danielle of her terror.

‘I opened the door and just see people running around with life jackets on and we were being yelled at to get our life jackets on and run up to a deck that was two floors above us,’ she told ABC News.

‘But we didn’t know what was going on because when we were going to bed it was really stormy, so we honestly thought the boat might have been sinking. And we were just panicking and running upstairs.

‘And we didn’t know for about a half hour that there was a fire two decks below where we were at.’

Miller revealed she was so nervous as the fire raged that her hands were shaking and her heart was pounding.

‘A couple people fainted. People were throwing up, crying. Just anxiety attacks everywhere. I was just telling my roommate stay calm,’ she said.

Fire breaks out on Royal Carribean cruise ship

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Published on 27 May 2013

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship bound for the Bahamas catches fire. CNN’s Erin McPike reports.

Flights being set up for passengers after cruise ship fire

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Published on 28 May 2013

A fire that broke out aboard a Royal Caribbean ship Monday did enough damage that the rest of the cruise was canceled and the company said the more than 2,200 passengers will be flown from the Bahamas back to Baltimore where the trip began.
The fire that began at 2:50 a.m. Monday was extinguished about two hours later with no injuries reported. A cause wasn’t immediately known. The Grandeur of the Seas, which left Baltimore on Friday, never lost power and was able to sail into port in Freeport, Bahamas, Monday afternoon. It had been planned to be a seven-night cruise.
Royal Caribbean said on its website and through social media that executives met with passengers in port and that the cruise line is arranging flights for all 2,224 guests on Tuesday. It said passengers will receive a full refund of their fare and a certificate for a future cruise.

Passenger: Crew ‘Spectacularly Calm’ During Fire

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Published on 28 May 2013

Cruise ship passenger Mark J. Ormesher is praising the conduct of the crew, after the fire on board the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship. 2,200 passengers are being flown back to the US, after a fire on board the ship. (May 28)

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