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Royal Caribbean: Fire breaks out on world's largest cruise ship

Royal Caribbean: Fire breaks out on world's largest cruise ship

A fire broke out on the world's largest cruise ship while in Mexico on Tuesday, knocking out power to the enormous vessel with a maximum capacity of 7,600 passengers and 2,350 employees.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the “minor” fire, which is believed to have started on the Icon of the Seas when the vessel was docked off the coast of Costa Maya, a Royal Caribbean spokesperson told “The Independent”.

He said the fire broke out in the crew area of ​​the ship, but the cause was not yet clear, and the fire was quickly extinguished.

Although the incident caused a loss of power, power was quickly restored on board while emergency systems took over while waiting for the main power to return.

The impressive 1,200-foot-long (365-meter) ship manages to navigate its way to the world's largest swimming pool and largest “at-sea” water park, as well as six slides and nine whirlpools. Wednesday to Cozumel, Mexico, according to CruiseMapper.

The ship has 20 dining rooms, more than 15 bars, a climbing wall, a carousel, an arcade and a mini-golf course.

Last month, the world's largest cruise ship made headlines after a 24-year-old passenger lost his life after falling from one of the ship's 20 decks.

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