Fire Breaks Out On Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

BALTIMORE (AP) -
 The fire-damaged exterior of Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship is seen while docked in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Monday(AP Photo/The Freeport News, Jenneva Russell).

The fire-damaged exterior of Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship is seen while docked in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Monday(AP Photo/The Freeport News, Jenneva Russell).

Royal Caribbean says a fire that broke out aboard a ship has forced it to cancel the rest of the cruise and that more than 2,000 passengers will be flown back to Baltimore from the Bahamas.

The cruise line says the fire that began at 2:50 a.m. Monday was extinguished about two hours later with no injuries reported. A cause wasn’t immediately known.

Royal Caribbean said later Monday that executives have met with passengers aboard the ship and that the cruise line is arranging flights for all guests on Tuesday.

It said passengers will receive a full refund of their fare and a certificate for a future cruise.