SimonCommunity
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Engine Room Fire on Oceania's Insignia

So sorry to hear that three workers died today aboard Oceania Cruises' Insignia after an engine room fire while the ship was docked in St. Lucia. No passengers were injured.

http://www.travelagentcentral.com/ocean-cruises/fire-oceania-insignia-kills-three-workers-cancels-cruise-49273

Insignia sailed from San Juan on December 7 on a 10 night Caribbean cruise that was due to reach Miami on December 17. The remainder of the current sailing has been cancelled and passengers are being accommodated at hotels in St. Lucia until they can be flown back to Miami.

There has been no word from Oceania whether the Insignia's next cruise, a 24 night Amazon River voyage will be continue as scheduled, but the sailing is still open for booking at this time.

Tags: Insignia Oceania Cruises Fire

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glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

How tragic!

hornerdon
Contributor Level: Purser


As of this date, May 2015, Insignia is back in service.  She was repaired by the end of February and sailed for Singapore to pick up the last half of the cancelled 180 day World Cruise, and is currently in Australia.

Not only was the following cruise to the Amazon cancelled, but the first 3 segments (almost half) of the 180 day Around-The-World cruise slated to begin Jan 10, 2015 were also cancelled.  Guests were offered 3 choices -- cancel outright, pick up the last half of the cruise in Singapore (with complimentary flight) or reschedule for the Jan 4, 2016 World Cruise, with substantially the same itinerary.  Guests were compensated with a generous future cruise credit for the missed segments.

We were booked on that 2015 cruise, and chose to reschedule for 2016.

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