Cruise Europa Ferry Fire, Minoan Lines Ferry Fire – December 21, 2015 Cruise Europa, a ferry owned by Greek shipping company Minoan Lines had a fire aboard in the galley with an estimated 781 passengers aboard.
The fire was caused by galley workers and the cruise line stated the sprinkling fire fighting system stopped its extension and quickly extinguished it. The ship was inspected and permitted to continue at sea with no passenger or crew injuries reported.
Cruise Europa home ports is Palermo, Italy and the ferry runs a schedule consisting of Ancona – Igoumenitsa – Patras.
Cruise Europa is a Cruise Roma class ferry, launched on March 14, 2009. Cruise Europa has ten cabin classes and can accommodate more than 3,000 passengers, of which approximately 1,200 in cabins. Among them are two to four-bed inside cabins and exterior luxury cabins with one or two beds, 54 junior suites and two owner suites. You have the option to choose either the entire cabin or a berth (bed) within a cabin.
Unique onboard services, comparable to cruise ship amenities include Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) service is available, shopping center, bars, A la Carte & Self Service restaurants, disco, swimming pool, a spa with a hot tub and sauna and also has a fitness center with sports equipment.