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February 5, 2004

Galley fire on Majesty of Seas

Royal Caribbean International reports that its Majesty of the Seas experienced a brief 21-minute galley fire early this morning. The fire caused minor damage and no guests or crew members were harmed in any way and the ship is sailing safely.

The fire, caused by a deep fat fryer, began at 4:47 a.m. in the ship's Windjammer Cafe on the tenth deck, aft. Crew members fully extinguished the fire by 5:08 a.m. As a precaution, the ship's Master asked guests to move to their muster stations for 24 minutes. The fire and its related smoke caused minor damage to the Windjammer's galley area. The ship will continue its current sailing, however, the cafe, which is used for casual dining, will be closed and service will be moved to other dining areas.

Majesty of the Seas is carrying 2,376 guests and 829 crewmembers on a four-night Caribbean cruise. It departed Miami on Monday, February 2, and has visited Nassau, Bahamas, Royal Caribbean's private island of Coco Cay, Bahamas, and today is calling in Key West, before ending its cruise in Miami tomorrow.



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