* Fire in the Hold
Actually it was a fire in a cabin. A small fire was reported Thursday morning aboard Quantum of the Seas which is under construction at Meyer Werft in Papenburg (Germany).
The fire broke out in a cabin on Deck 3 and was quickly brought under control, according to Meyer, but the blaze did do approximately 50,000 euros worth of damage.
* Princess Customers Have Heart
The American Heart Association really cashed in as a result of one of Princess’ Cruising for a Cause cruises. The line presented the American Heart Association with a check for $832,000 today.
A portion of each passenger’s cruise fare was a donation to the AHA, and it was matched by Princess Cruises.
* The Best of the Best with a Bottle
Many people come to have a favorite bartender on their cruise, but Diego Reserve is looking for the best bartender in the cruise industry. (Diego Reserve is the maker of such fine liquors as Johnnie Walker, Singleton Scotch, Ketel One Vodka, and Tanqueray Gin, and many others.) They sponsor an annual competition, and the final four bartenders have been chosen. The finals will be held in Miami on June 12.
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