Well since no one else posted it here I might as well do it. Carnival and the news outlets are reporting (CBS news report) that the Splendor had a fire in its aft engine room. No one was hurt and the fire is out but it seems that as of last report their were on emergency power and trying to restart a generator. It looks as if it is bad enough that they are going to go back to port since they had just left. Coast guard is in route.
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Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013
Can you double check that link? When I click it, it's just a blank page stating "bad request." Glad to hear that everyone's okay. I wonder what's going to happen to the passengers? Seeing as how they just left, I would hope that they get a full refund if they have to cancel the cruise.
2007 - Majesty of the Seas (Bahamas)
2009 - Enchantment of the Seas (Western Caribbean)
2010 - Freedom of the Seas (Western Caribbean)
2013 - Golden Princess (Alaska, roundtrip from Seattle)
glad no one was hurt. Fire would concern me more then a sinking but I do think that the people on the ship were kept very safe. The sight of other cruise ships in the area are alot of comfort during a crisis
As a former sailor I can guarantee that the worst fear we had was a fire while at sea. It can definitely ruin your day if your house burns down and all you have around you is several thousand feet of ocean.
The Splendor fire is out and things are well in control. No doubt the lawyers are pushing each other out of the way at the port entrance.
Here's a link directly from Carnival. The trip has indeed been canceled; it's now a matter of returning passengers to a port. I don't know if future updates will be posted under the same link, so check their general news area here for the latest.
Have been waiting for updates to see if the ship regained it's own propulsion. The link Lisa posted was the last I've heard.
I've heard some folks think that ship has a curse. Now I don't believe in such things, but it sure has had more than it's share of things happening. You know it wasn't originally planned to be a Carnival ship.
Just read article via CNN..Read that Navy DROPPED some goods on ship. Must admit Carnival is doing GREAT job regarding safety, remembursement and (I believe)missed flights??, etc.I read they are not charging people for this cruise and then giving passangers another cruise (exact $$ they spent on this cruise) From what I read they are doing everything right (in my eyes)when it comes to keeping everyone on board safe.
I am so sorry to hear this. I'm with you LHP, even if I go nowhere, as long as some of the things work on board, I'm happy. I'm sure the crew is not, though. I can only imagine the complaining they're listening too and can do nothing about.
I can also see those plotting for a law suit and a free cruise.