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May 28th, 2013
05:19 PM ET

Fires, engine problems plague cruise industry

Power outages, overflowing toilets, and fires on decks are just some of the troubles that have plagued the cruise industry of late.

What happened to the good old days when a bad cruise meant spending five days clinging to a bottle of Dramamine?

The latest saga at sea involves a Royal Caribbean ship that had to be redirected and evacuated after a fire broke out in the mooring area. The ship never lost power, but all 2,200 guests on board spent an uneasy few hours on deck in life jackets, some wondering if the ship was going down.
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