[Note: The above photo was taken aboard the Azamara Journey during their daily afternoon High Tea and in no way attempts to diminish the seriousness of the fire event aboard the Azamara Quest.]
Just a few moments ago, I received an email from Azamara Club Cruises explaining the situation aboard the Azamara Quest. Within minutes, this was all over Twitter.
Here’s the email that was sent by Larry Pimentel, President of Azamara Club Cruises.
“On Friday, March 30, at approximately 8:19 p.m. ship time, Azamara Quest experienced a fire in the engine room. The fire was contained to the engine room and was quickly extinguished. There were no injuries of guests reported and the atmosphere aboard is calm. However, in an abundance of caution, the Captain initially mustered all guests at their assembly stations. The ship is currently running on generator power until full power can be restored to the engine room.
Azamara Quest is currently on a 17-night sailing that departed Hong Kong, China, on Monday, March 26, and includes port calls to Manila, Philippines; Sandakan (Sabah), Malaysia; Palapo (Sulawesi), Benoa (Bali), Semarang and Komodo, Indonesia and concludes in Singapore on Thursday, April 12.”
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