Fire Aboard Coral Princess Cruise Ship?

The Cruise Critic message boards contain a discussion that there was a fire aboard Princess Cruises' Coral Princess cruise ship last night.

The comments indicate that there was a great deal of smoke but the fire was extinguished without injury to passengers or crew. There is conflicting information regarding exactly where the fire occurred. There is a mention of the fire being on deck 9, although the heading to the comments refers to what is described as an "engine room fire."

Princess Cruises and the Coral Princess are owned by cruise giant Carnival PLC. 

Please leave a comment if you have information about the fire.

Coral Princess Cruise Ship Fire 

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Barbara - May 4, 2013 7:39 PM

We were on the Coral P the last two weeks, and, yes, there was a small fire in the engine room on Deck 2 last Wed., about 10:15 pm. We were in the theater (forward Deck 7)at the time of the announcement for the "assessment team" to report to Deck 2 (the lowest passenger deck is #5). Shortly thereafter there was a signal to all crew to report to their assigned place when an emergency arises. This was a precaution on the part of the captain in case the fire was not quickly contained. We neither smelled nor saw smoke as we returned to our cabin on Deck 9 forward, but the following day we did hear from a fellow pax about smoke in the Atrium (mid-ship, decks 5-8). Fortunately, the fire was quickly put out and the crew stood down within an hour. The captain made several announcements to the pax during this time to keep us up to date on what was happening.

Michael Magick - May 6, 2013 10:01 PM

We were on board the ship as well and were on Deck 5. Many passengers were in the hall way on deck 5, from my vantage point I could see down the deck 5 stairwell and see deck 4 where a white fire hose crossed the floor in front of the elevators near the medical center on deck 4 and they went down the crew stairs to deck 3 and below. We were told it was an engine room fire with plastic burning. Passengers on the open deck 7 reported seeing smoke and the ship clearly had the smell of burning materials. I happened to video tape down from deck 5 to deck 4 and have some 3 to 5 minutes of video. I actually saw two crew members fully suited up in their fire suits after the fire was put out. My recordings include some of the announcement the Captain made.

Jane Pym - May 7, 2013 7:44 AM

Myself, husband and two other couples were on the Coral Princess. We were all at the Casino. Although you could see that the staff were very uneasy, they were extremely professional and went about their business in an orderly fasion.

I have travelled on many cruises with Princess and this has never happened. It certainly has not put me off travelling with Princess as they were highly professional and the Captain kept us appraised at all times.

I would like to thank everyone concerned for making an unpleasant situation more bearable.

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