Azamara Quest On Schedule for April 24 Departure
Azamara Quest expressed confidence that the fire-damaged Azamara Quest will be repaired in time for its next departure on April 24. “Azamara Quest arrived in Singapore ahead of schedule, and the repairs to the damage caused by the engine room fire are proceeding as planned,” the company said. “We continue to be pleased with the progress that has been made on the ship, and are on schedule to complete the necessary work before Azamara Quest’s next scheduled sailing from Mumbai (Bombay), India on Tuesday, April 24.”
The ship quickly extinguished an engine room fire on March 30, but lost power until the next day when propulsion was restored. Five crew members suffered from smoke inhalation, but no guests reported injuries. The ship slowly made its way to Sandakan (Sabah), Malaysia, arriving safely the evening of April 1.
Azamara gave guests several options, such as returning home early, staying in Singapore until April 12, or vacation in another location such as Bali. The company has been working with guests on vacation plans, but didn’t have a breakdown of how many chose each of the options.
The fire occurred during the March 26 sailing. Guests were given a full refund for the cruise and a future cruise certificate for 100 percent of the cruise fare paid. The following cruise, which was to depart April 12 was also concelled.
Those guests will receive a full refund and a future cruise certificate for 30 percent of the cruise fare paid.