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June 19, 2009

Update: Fire Breaks Out Aboard Royal Princess

The following is updated information that Princess Cruises has released regarding the fire that broke out yesterday aboard Royal Princess:

Royal PrincessReleased at 12:00 pm PDT:
Following the engine room fire that occurred yesterday, June 18, we have spent the day thoroughly reviewing the condition of the engines and assessing the damage. Unfortunately, the impact is more extensive than originally thought and the ship must be moved to a shipyard to complete the necessary repairs.

We regret that the remainder of the current cruise, and the following cruise departing June 25, must be cancelled. We understand that this is a disappointing development, and we sincerely apologize to our passengers for the disruption to their vacation.

We will be providing the affected passengers on both voyages a full refund of their fare, plus a future cruise credit equal to 25% of the cruise fare paid for these sailings. We are currently securing flights home for all passengers currently onboard Royal Princess, and they will be returning home over the weekend. Passengers' homeward flights, transfers and associated hotel accommodations will be at Princess' expense.

We deeply appreciate our passengers' patience and understanding during what is an unfortunate development.

For North America press inquiries:
Julie Benson
661 753 1530

For UK press inquiries:
Michele Andjel
+44 7730 732072

For Australia press inquiries:
Sandy Olsen
+61 2 8424 8861

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