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Elizabeth_S Dec 3rd, 2007 07:32 AM

Fire on Nile Cruise Ship Aurora kills 5
Here's a link - I just sent an email to Ahmed Yousif to make sure he's OK.

sonali74 Dec 3rd, 2007 07:53 AM

Terrible news, my condolences to the victim's family.

In the article it is mentioned that there are many fires on cruise ships navigating the nile

My cousin is in Cairo and he is going to be on the oberoi cruise in a couple of days, so was kind of worried


Casual_Cairo Dec 3rd, 2007 01:30 PM

The article said, "The five-star M/S Aurora features 42 suites and is one of many cruise ships taking tourists on weeklong trips up and down the Nile to visit the Pharaonic-era ruins found between the temple city of Luxor and Aswan, according to travel Web sites.

In February 2006, an electrical short circuit caused a fire that destroyed three cruise ships anchored side by side, also in Luxor."

sonali74 - I think you skimmed it too fast. It doesn't say there are many fires on cruise ships. It says there are many cruise ships taking tourists on week long trips.... etc. etc. and then it goes on to talk about a fire that burned up 3 ships.

It's not good, but it's not as bad as you made it sound, I don't think.

sonali74 Dec 3rd, 2007 04:59 PM

Hi Casual Cairo,

I love travelling on cruises, there are some mishaps,but

Four cruise ships in such a short time.... would you not think twice before going on the cruise...


Casual_Cairo Dec 4th, 2007 01:03 AM

Hell no! If someone wants to take me on any cruise, I'm there! It is certainly a lot safer than Cairo city streets and I fend them off every day. Call me a dare devil if you will, but I think they are plenty safe as are the Nile cruises.

Grcxx3 Dec 4th, 2007 01:21 AM

In Feb 2006, 3 ships were destroyed by fire as a result of a single incident. 22 months later, 1 ship is destroyed by fire.

While 4 ships were destroyed - there were not 4 separate incidents. Only 2....almost 2 years apart. Stuff can happen anywhere anytime, but to me this does not represent some kind of normal occurrence.

I'm with Debbie.....sign me up for a Nile Cruise anytime! I"m free next week!!!!

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