Welcome Aboard! Loading content...
Cruise NewsNew ShipsNorwegian Cruise Line

Fire Breaks Out For The Second Time On Norwegian Joy

A fire broke out aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s upcoming Norwegian Joy, for the second time in ten days. 

Currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, the fire started in one of the staterooms located on Deck 9 shortly before 8 a.m on Saturday morning.

The construction hall was evacuated as firefighters tackled the blaze, just ten days after a welding fire caused around £48,000 worth of damage.

The fire was eventually put out just over an hour later, but the extent of the the damage is still being investigated. A spokesperson for the shipyard said they will be identifying which staterooms will only need walls and ceilings to be replaced and which staterooms will need to be completely removed and rebuilt.

Construction on the ship has been halted until Tuesday, however building work will not take place near to the damaged area. It is not currently known whether the recent fires will delay the March 2017 delivery of Norwegian Joy. 

The following two tabs change content below.
Jordan Bailey
21-year-old travel journalist, Jordan, has been reporting on cruise news since 2011. Since taking his first voyage on board Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas in 2009, Jordan has now been on over 50 cruises. He currently studies Journalism at Southampton Solent University.
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *