Thompson Majesty Misses 2 Ports of Call Due to Engine Fire

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  • The Thompson Majesty cruise ship suffered from engine problems on Friday, causing it to skip two ports of call.
  • The mechanical issues reportedly stemmed from an engine room fire.
  • Another Thompson ship ran aground in Portugal earlier in the week.

For the second time in the past week a Thompson cruise ship is making headlines, this time due to a ship which suffered from mechanical difficulties.

The Thompson Majesty suffered from an engine room fire on Friday, causing the ship to have to skip two ports of call. The ship, which carries nearly 1,500 passengers, skipped ports of call in Corsica, Italy and Marseille, and instead returned to Livorno. The ship reportedly stayed in Livorno for two nights.

In a statement the company said:

"We can confirm that there was a small fire on board Thomson Majesty when sailing from Livorno to Calvi on Friday evening. It was immediately contained and extinguished and no passengers or crew were injured.

The ship returned safely into Livorno where minor repairs were successfully carried out. While we worked as quickly as possible to minimise any disruption to the itinerary, there was a small change to the ship's planned sailing. However, customers arrived in Barcelona this morning and a late stay was arranged to maximise their time ashore. Guests were also offered a gesture of goodwill on board for the inconvenience.

The safety of our customers and crew is of paramount importance to us and we would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused."

Earlier in the week another Thompson cruise ship ran into problems when it ran aground in Portugal.