Adventure of the Seas Cruise ShipA passenger aboard the Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas cruise ship states that an engine room fire broke out ten days ago.   

According to a comment on the Cruise Critic message board, the incident occurred on November 13th while the Adventure of the Seas was making the crossing across the Atlantic. A fire on board caused the cruise ship to lose power and electricity for about two minutes. Alarms sounded intermittently. Some passengers smelled or observed smoke. Later, some passengers were later told that a "power surge" caused an engine fire while others said the captain mentioned switching over to a second set of engines.

Apparently no one was injured and the ship continued on its way.

Other than this mention of the alleged incident on Cruise Critic, there are no other references to a fire on the Adventure of the Seas which I have located.

Although the incident sounds minor, there is nothing insignificant about even a small fire in an engine room of a large cruise ship with several thousands of passengers aboard in the middle of the ocean.

There have been over 80 cruise ship fires in the last two decades.  Read about some recent cruise ship fires here.

Anyone else have any information?. 

  • Eivind Pedersen

    I am a norwegian travel reporter. My wife and I was onboard the Adventure when she blacked out at 01.00 AM. The lights in our suite disappeared within tree-four seconds. Then the AC was turned off. After some more seconds there was several rather strong movements in the ship, like it was having trouble with the stabilizators.
    In the daily bulletin at noon the canadian captain, Don Holmes, mentioned the incident. He said that a fuelpump had failed and that it was loss of power for about 45 seconds. The captain told us that the problem was solved by switching to another pump.
    It was a lot of talking about the incident among the passengers. Some where afraid and some spoke about the Costa Concordia.
    We did not get any more information and the rest of the voyage was free of trouble.

  • Eivind:

    Interesting. Can you scan a copy of the cruise ship’s daily bulletin and send us a copy?


    Jim Walker

  • Eivind Pedersen

    When I mentioned the “daily bulletin”, I ment the statment at noon when the captain on the PA tells us about the ship’s position, weather forecast and times for sunset/sunrise.
    What about RCI – they must have an official version of the intermezzo, or..??

  • Nico

    I was a crew member on that cruise and a part of the bravo team(fire fighting team). There was no fire and the captain gave you the correct info. If there was a fire an emergancy code word would have been anounced on the pa system. Not a alarm.

    Thank you