Did anyone know about this?

This fire on the Island Princess happened about three weeks ago but I just read about it now.  I wonder how often these things happen but the cruise lines do their best to keep the news suppressed since it's a negative media hit?

 

http://www.cruisemapper.com/news/2546-fire-breaks-out-princess-cruises-ship

Tags: Princess Cruises Island Princess Island Princess fire

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Hadn't heard about it.  Fortunately no significant damage and no injuries.

I think that there is a whole lot that goes on that we don't hear about ... we're on a need to know basis and most things, they just think we don't need to know....

 

If you are ever on a ship,and someone dies, don't even bother asking anyone on staff about it.  You won't get any info.   None.

 

I think your right.  They don't want to scare people off either. 

It's funny how "rumors" start circulating on a ship (our last cruise appeared to have issues with the stabilizers) ... I feel absolutely certain that if there is a situation that impacts everybody, they will handle it appropriately.  

I always put into perspective the number of cruise ships that are out and about on any given day, 365 days a year and the number of "emergencies" they probably encounter ... not their first rodeo ...

 

It is interesting to think about all the ships at sea, cruise, freighters, military,  from a multitude of countries, and also the private boats, and there are hardly any incidents of note out there.

I have not.

Cruise lines keep guest like mushrooms.............  Kept in the dark and fed B.S.     I think they learned it from world governments.   

Interesting that it's a photo of a Carnival ship in the article.

As long as the passengers were notified, and they were, I can understand things like this not making news headlines. 

I tend to read "events at sea" on cruise junkie website to keep up with these things,  Sometime I get so frustrated with the situation that I quit reading for weeks at a time.  Like the law suits from someone who decided once they arrive home that I should sue the cruise line because "I fell in the wet area by the pool and the cruise line should have told me that I might fall on a wet deck:" Well... duh! Or, "I got a sunburn on my cruise, the cruise line should have told me that if I stayed in the sun without sunscreen I would get burned.  They should have provided my with sunscreen so this would not have happened!"  Please people get a grip!

 

Web page if you're interested: http://www.cruisejunkie.com/events.html ..

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