Fire broke out aboard the cruise ship Emerald Princess, on September 17 while the ship was sailing from Southampton to Las Palmas. The news was headlined by the popular maritime blog Cruise Law News. A passenger sailing on the current voyage send a message to Jim Walker, saying that the fire started in the engine room.
Melina Roberge , 22, and Isabelle Lagace , 28, form Canada took a dream cruise around the world from London to Sydney on a luxury Princess cruise ship, Sea Princess. With stops in Canada, United States, cross the Panama Canal, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, the islands of Polynesia, New Zealand and Australia, the cruise lasted almost two months.
The cruise ship Caribbean Princess lost propulsion and was adrift for nine hours on the Irish Sea with 4,000 passengers onboard. The news was first published by Cruise Law News web site and several passengers commented on social networks about the ships current status. Princess Cruises released several tweets regarding the propulsion problems saying that the ship lost propulsion 25 nautical miles southeast of Dublin in the Irish Sea.
Princess Cruises will be the first, and so far the only, cruise company to cross the new Panama Canal. The company has already included this in their new transit routes through the Pacific, Atlantic and Caribbean. The Caribbean Princess with capacity of 3,080 passengers will operate using the new Atlantic locks in its premiere from the end of 2017. This experience will be part of a 10-day cruise through the Panama Canal from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The new routes will make their debut in the 2017-18 winter season.