All posts tagged cruise ship fire

Fire Erupts on Carnival Freedom

The Carnival Freedom had a more eventful day than was planned on May 26th. A fire erupted on the ship as it was docked. Freedom, which has been sailing for Carnival since resuming service on October 9th, 2021, was sailing an itinerary in Turks and Caicos at the time of the disaster. Guests were indeed on board when the fire broke out, but there were luckily no reported injuries. The response to the fire was immediate, with Carnival brand ambassador John Heald saying, "Earlier this morning, Carnival Freedom's emergency response team quickly activated and extinguished a fire inside the ship’s funnel while the ship was in Grand Turk." Thanks to this fast response, guests were able to keep their trip going, with Heald adding, "All guests and crew are safe, and the ship’s guests were cleared by local authorities to go ashore." Read more [...]

The Fire on the Royal Caribbean Ship Grandeur of the Seas

For the first time in a while, a cruise ship that was involved in a catastrophe (or near catastrophe) wasn't owned by Carnival. (You can read about the most recent Carnival cruise ship incident here, which also discusses the many other disasters the industry giant has been involved with over the past year or so.) Instead, the affected ship this time - the Grandeur of the Seas - belongs to Royal Caribbean, the second largest cruise ship operator in the world after Carnival. Early on Memorial Day, the Grandeur of the Seas caught on fire, causing panic and an immediate crisis situation on a ship at sea with over 2,000 guests on board. Below is an overview of the fire on Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas, an episode that for the most part has now concluded, with the ship's passengers home or en route thereto, although there is an ongoing investigation into what caused the fire in the first place. Read more [...]