Cruise NewsCruise Private Island Reopens to Cruise Ships After Fire

Cruise Private Island Reopens to Cruise Ships After Fire

Last week, Cruise Fever reported about a fire that broke out on Princess Cruises’ private island in the Bahamas, Princess Cays.

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Ann Kolash at Seatrade is reporting that cruise ships will resume calls to Princess Cays today, February 4, 2019.  While the fire burned several of the buildings on the island, the only building used by guests that was affected by the fire was one restroom.

Princess Cruises told Seatrade that all buildings and guest facilities have been inspected and are safe and operational.

The fire broke on Princess Cays at around 11:00 pm while no cruise ships were in port.  Firefighters were called to the scene and took approximately one hour to put out the blaze.

While the private resort area is owned and operated by Princess Cruises, sister line Carnival Cruise Line also uses the port as a destination for their cruises.  A few Carnival ships were rerouted in the following days after the fire.  However, no Princess cruise ships had their itineraries impacted by the fire.

The cause of the fire remains unknown and is under investigation.

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