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> Update: What Started the Royal Princess Fire?
Date Published: June 20, 2009
More current news for Princess Cruises:
Royal Princess Cruise Ship Returns to Dry Dock Before June Launch
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Update: What Started the Royal Princess Fire?
(12:15 p.m.) -- Some two days after a fire broke out in
' engine room, passengers have now debarked and are en route to Cairo and elsewhere.
is alerting travelers who were slated to be on the next sailing that the cruise is now canceled. The line is offering
compensation to both sets of travelers
There's some interesting speculation from tweeter-on-the-scene
, the South Carolina pastor and Royal Princess passenger who's been sharing mini-reports for the past few days.
From a Saturday morning tweet: "Heard from very good source cause of fire: fuel pump. Not as good a source: involved explosion. Several sources: we are very lucky."
Of course, it's way too early for Princess to issue an official cause for the fire.
Meanwhile, Cruise Critic readers continue to discuss the event on the message boards. You can
join them here.
--by Dan Askin, Associate Editor
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