Local Family On Cruise Ship That Caught Fire

by Mackenzie Stasko on May 31, 2013 at 4:18 am

The Nashport family left for the Bahamas last Friday for a seven day cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean Granduer but a fire on the ship cut their vacation short.

"We were awakened Monday morning about 2:50 a.m., we could hear the captain coming over the speaker inside out cabin. It sounded like people talking in the background but then we heard people say please get your life vests and go to your muster station, there’s a fire on deck 3," said Jodi Dickson, who was aboard the ship.

Dickson says at first she thought it was a small fire and recalls that she didn’t realize the severity of the situation until she was at the life boat station.The family has been fully reimbursed by Royal Caribbean and have also been given a certificate for a cruise next time they travel.

"They’ve been very accommodating. What they did, of course they kept us updated all along with what was going on.They are going to reimburse us for this cruise. They did open up phone lines and they did let us call home at no charge. They opened up internet lines, then they flew 2,200 passengers from Freeport in the Bahamas where the ship had ended up docking, back to Baltimore."

This fire isn’t deterring the family from setting sail again, they say they’re already planning their next cruise.