Cruise NewsSmall Engine Fire Breaks out on Allure of the Seas

Small Engine Fire Breaks out on Allure of the Seas

The world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, had a small fire break out on Friday evening at 7:45 pm.  Spokesman Cynthia Martinez wrote in an email saying  “The ship’s high fog system was immediately activated, which contained and extinguished the fire”.

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There were no reported injuries and the ship was sailing under full power after the incident. Royal Caribbean has not stated what caused the fire, an investigation is underway to determine what caused it.

The Allure had left St. Maarten and was on its way back to Port Everglades where it is scheduled to arrive on Sunday morning.

This incident is the 3rd report of fires breaking out in the engine rooms of  cruise ships in 2012.  On February 27, the Costa Allegra had a fire break out in the electric generator room which left the ship without power.  On March 30, the Azamara Quest had a fire break out in the engine room and there were no reported injuries.

The Allure of the Seas debuted in 2010 and is currently the world’s largest cruise ship carrying up to 6,300 passengers.  The ship is over 5 times the size of the Titanic.

Cruise Fever will continue to update this news story as more information becomes available.

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Cruise NewsSmall Engine Fire Breaks out on Allure of the Seas


  1. Hi there everyone, I was on this cruise with my wife for our 25th anniversary and we were just finishing dinner at the time of the fire. Everything was handled professionally by the staff and crew, some passengers were concerned but of course you would but within 40 minutes everything was normal and we didn’t even lose power for a second. This was our first cruise and we are planning our next cruise with Royal Caribbean already. This is an outstanding ship with an outstanding crew and staff. Gary & Deborah Fraser

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