World’s Largest Cruise Ship ON FIRE! (Video)

( – In a dramatic turn of events, the world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean International’s colossal Icon of the Seas, caught on fire and caused a subsequent power outage.

Watch the video further down this post.

A Royal Caribbean Group representative confirmed the incident and said the fire ignited while the ship was docked in Costa Maya, a tourist spot in Southeast Mexico.

The company spokesperson assured that no one was injured in the blaze, which was contained to an area where crew members were working. The ship’s backup power was “immediately” activated, and the main power system was eventually restored to normal.

The Icon of the Seas, the largest cruise ship globally, began service in January this year. Weighing 250,800 tons, the ship has over 2,800 guest cabins in 28 variations and even features a three-story “Ultimate Family Townhouse.”

After previewing the cruise in January, Rebekah Ingraham, head of media and luxury travel adviser at Travelmation, said, “I had never seen anything like that before.”

“When you drive up even to the port, you can’t help but just go ‘wow,’” she explained. “And as we were sitting there waiting to take off, there were a couple other cruise ships that would come by – and these are massive cruise ships – but they look small next to the Icon of the Seas.”

According to Royal Caribbean International’s website, a standard room on the ship’s seven-day Caribbean voyage costs between $1,450 and $1,850. Guests interested in suites can spend anywhere from $2,900 to $4,800.

The company describes Icon of the Seas as a “first-of-its-kind” experience with multiple pools, a water park, and numerous dining and drinking options.

“It’s thrills you never dared to imagine and next-level chill you never dreamed possible,” the website remarks. “Let your adrenaline surge at the largest water park at sea or conquer an all-out test of courage dangling high above the ocean.”

“Pick from seven unique pools to satisfy any mood – this is an all-you-can-swim buffet…. and discover dishes to delight every appetite with 40 ways to dine and drink,” the site adds. “This is the Icon of Vacations.”

No further details about the fire incident are available at this time.

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