CNN is reporting that a fire broke out aboard the Grandeur of the Seas about 3 AM Monday (Memorial Day) morning in the Aft section of the ship. There are no reports of casualties and the fire has been extinguished. Passengers Were ordered to muster stations. The ship , sailing out of Baltimore, is headed to Freeport Bahamas for evaluation. A Carnival Lines ship is standing by in case any evacuation is neccessary!
Wow, amazing photos. I'm hoping Royal Caribbean is paying for the hotels for those passengers that were in staterooms affected by the fire, or at least a portion of it.
I know the excursions in CocoCay and other scheduled ports of call will get refunded, but I often wonder what happens for those guests that want to explore Freeport. I guess they just have to do research on their own, and find tour vendors near the dock, as opposed to booking shore excursions through Royal Caribbean, since this wasn't an originally scheduled port of call.
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)
A big thank you to Dave. You are always so fast with reports on all issues. It is really appreciated. I always go here first when I hear something has happened in the Cruising Industry.
Thank you Dave !
The current cruise has been ended because of the damage. Guests will be flown to Baltimore tomorrow. Besides a full refund for the current cruise they will also receive a future cruise credit equal to what they paid for this cruise. Guests in cabins that are not habitable because of water damage from the firefighting effort are being housed in hotels on the island.
I've been in contact with Sonny V who was in a Junior Suite on deck 7 aft - directly above the fire scene - and he tells me everything was professionally managed and the crew (no surprise) went above and beyond the call of duty to make guests comfortable. Sonny said he'll call me when he gets home and we'll get a full report from him too.