‘Passengers were throwing up, crying… I thought we were going to sink!’ The terrifying moment fire engulfed Royal Caribbean cruise and crew got ready to abandon ship
- 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 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.
‘It was obviously the most terrifying thing in my life,’ says passenger Katie Coleman according to CBS News.
‘There was panic on deck as passengers watched lifeboats being lowered into the water.’
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