The Azamara Quest, which suffered a fire in the engine room on Friday has today docked in the port of Sandakan, Borneo.
Escorted by two Malaysian patrol vessels, the ship made its way into port at around 8.30pm local time.
Due to the fire damage the remainder of the 17 night cruise which began in Hong Kong last Monday has been cancelled Azamara Cruises said.
‘As a gesture of goodwill and to thank our guests for their understanding, we will be providing all guests with a full refund for their cruise,’ the company said in its statement.
cruiseastute.com says …
“Small fires, particularly in the engine room, are not uncommon in any ship, however this does seem a little larger than normal as the remainder of the cruise has had to be cancelled. Nevertheless, it is doubtful if it would have been reported in the mainstream press if the Concordia disaster and Costa Allegra fire had not taken place earlier this year.”