Weekend News Brief: Princess Ship Mustered, Concordia Looters Arrested & More

Caribbean Princess Tour (4-27-2013) 001Princess Ship Mustered

A small electrical fire aboard the Dawn Princess required guests to report to their muster stations for about an hour this past weekend as a safety precaution. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished by the ship’s emergency services and guests were released from their muster stations. The Dawn Princess was sailing between Wellington and Napier at the time of the minor incident.

Costa Concordia Looters Arrested

According to a European newspaper, four employees of the Concordia’s salvage company, Titan, were arrested in Italy for stealing items from the Costa Concordia. Cruise Critic reports that the four employees were spotted by a security camera walking around deck 8 with a Costa Concordia souvenir bag. The four men have been charges with theft and violating a crime scene.

Vision of the Seas 086Vision of the Seas Returns From Dry Dock

Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas has returned to South Florida following a month long dry dock in Cadiz, Spain. The newly revitalized Vision of the Seas now features Chop’s Grille, Giovanni’s Table, Izumi, R Bar, Park Cafe, a poolside theater, newly refreshed staterooms, and a new Centrum aerial show. The Vision of the Seas is the final Vision class ship to receive the Oasis Class revitalizations. Following a few preview cruises from Miami, the Vision of the Seas will reposition to her new home port, Colon, Panama.

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Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.