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Cruise Ship Fires: What You Should Know

In the middle of a large body of water like an ocean, the thought of a fire can seem absurd. But fires can and do happen on cruise ships, so it’s important to be prepared.

Just recently, a Carnival Cruise ship caught on fire in Grand Turk. The fire apparently started in one of the funnels on the ship and was extinguished by emergency responders. All guests, as well as crew, were unharmed, but it just goes to show how quickly these situations can occur.

You may harbor a lot of trust in cruise ships to keep you safe, and you should – they train for emergencies. But it’s also a good idea to understand your role should a fire

What to Expect If Your Cruise Ship Experiences a Fire Onboard

If you are taking a cruise this year, the last thing you’re probably worried about is suffering injury in a fire. After all, you’ll be surrounded by water!

However, cruise fires do happen, and they can be dangerous if they get out of control because there’s nowhere to escape to on a ship.

In this post, we’re going to discuss how and where cruise fires commonly happen, and what you can expect if your ship experiences a fire.

The Risk of Cruise Fires

In the past 20 years, 72 reported fires have occurred on cruise ships. Since thousands of cruise ships set sail each year, the risk of experiencing a cruise fire is relatively low.

That being said, it’s important