Question about Fire on Carnival Victory

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#1
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Did you guys read the recent review from the member review portion of this website? They said that the Victory caught on fire and the electrician said it has happened before. Is the Victory not safe to go on?
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I didn't read the review, but I've been on Victory twice without mishap.
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#3
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It is not like a big part of the ship set on fire, just a tv. It is perfectly fine to go on!
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I've sailed her twice and didn't see anything abnormal. Typical Carnival ship in good repair - both pre and post drydock.
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Originally posted by KnightsofColumbus
Did you guys read the recent review from the member review portion of this website? They said that the Victory caught on fire and the electrician said it has happened before. Is the Victory not safe to go on?
I certainly hope so, because I'll be on her next month....
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Originally posted by spencercoop
It is not like a big part of the ship set on fire, just a tv. It is perfectly fine to go on!

And who said the adult movies on ppv are not hot...
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Originally posted by spencercoop
It is not like a big part of the ship set on fire, just a tv.
This happened to us on a cruise once, our TV started sparking and smoking!! It filled our cabin with smoke and smelled up the entire hallway with a burning rubber smell, as soon as it did that I reached behind the TV quick to unplug it. We quickly called someone and they sent someone down right away and took away the TV, about an hour later they sent an electrician who checked out the outlet and installed a brand new TV. I can't imagine what would have happened if this would have happened when we were in bed and fell asleep with the TV on. It Probably would have set off the fire alarm and everyone would have been sent to the life boats
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Originally posted by cpprinttom
This happened to us on a cruise once, our TV started sparking and smoking!! It filled our cabin with smoke and smelled up the entire hallway with a burning rubber smell, as soon as it did that I reached behind the TV quick to unplug it. We quickly called someone and they sent someone down right away and took away the TV, about an hour later they sent an electrician who checked out the outlet and installed a brand new TV. I can't imagine what would have happened if this would have happened when we were in bed and fell asleep with the TV on. It Probably would have set off the fire alarm and everyone would have been sent to the life boats
When there is a fire in any area of the ship a notice on a computer gets sent to the bridge. Then someone comes and checks in and if it is bad enough then the emergency alarm goes off.
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I think people would be amazed at the number of small fires on cruise ships that we don't hear about.
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#13
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Originally posted by dan40
Perhaps KofC is "blowing smoke?"

Dan

Check the review portion of this board for the Carnival Victory. It's in a review. A guys room caught on fire so he called 911 and security got mad because they said 911 was not for fires and the electrician said it happened before. Don't believe me check the review about it.
#14
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Originally posted by VABeach
I certainly hope so, because I'll be on her next month....
Until something official is announced, I'd ignore rumors. I've been on Victory 3/4 times over the years and, like all Carnival ships, it was spit-spot everywhere.
#15
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OMG! I'm going to cancel! Right now! I don't care if I'm within the penalty, I'm not going to get on a cruise ship and die from a TV fire!

Panic! Panic! Panic!

Or, maybe not. Maybe I'll just go on my cruise and not spend every waking moment worrying whether someone's tv will cause us to die, or if some smoker will toss their cig butt over their balcony railing and it will catch someone's towel or swimsuit on fire, or some drunk will stagger into me and I'll fall over the railing, or if we'll be highjacked by pirates, or if we'll hit an iceburg.
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#17
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Originally posted by TheVegasMan
The Victory did not catch on fire, a TV inside the Victory smoldered and belched smoke, there is a difference.
I love the way you stated this..... it "belched smoke". And a polite ship would say excuse me as well!!!!!!
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#18
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I never read a review like that but I been on her once a few years ago.
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#19
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Originally posted by LorrieB
I love the way you stated this..... it "belched smoke". And a polite ship would say excuse me as well!!!!!!
I'm sure it would do the same if it flatulated.
#20
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Originally posted by dan40
Perhaps KofC is "blowing smoke?"
Perhaps the 'news' was being spread by Those From Another Cruise Line?

There's a lot of deliberate Bad News about Carnival going around
now that market share has been slipping and sliding around.


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