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September 15, 2017 Headline News 1 Comment Email Email

A cruise line has emphatically rejected lurid claims that a newlywed couple were confronted by a vile stench as sewage ran into their honeymoon suite before a pipe burst on a cruise from Australia.

Daily Mail Australia reported claims that newlyweds on the Sun Princess found sewage leaking into their honeymoon suite when a problem pipe sent water cascading through ceilings.

The report quoted Rob Hart telling Nine News that a honeymooning couple had “sewage leaking into their room” as a result of the plumbing problem.

“It took three or so days for them to be moved so they had to sleep with the door open to stop the smell,” Hart said.

Princess parent Carnival Corporation emphatically denied the story and kicked up a stink, saying the tale is “absolutely incorrect”.

The flood, which was just water, not sewage, apparently happened shortly after the ship left Brisbane. Pictures and footage on social media accompanying the story shows flooding in a corridor, apparently in a lower deck, as water pours through the ceiling.

Wow – haven't left Port yet in Brisbane on Sun Princess and already Flooding on deck 11 –

Posted by Stephen Walker on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

In a statement to Daily Mail Australia, a Princess Cruises spokesman said “repairs were made quickly”, the leak was contained and the voyage continued.

The publication published the Princess Cruises statement as follows: “It was a strictly localised problem that was detected, immediately shut off and repaired in less than 40 minutes affecting 16 of the 1000 cabins onboard.

“We looked after the comfort of those guests who were affected with alternative accommodation overnight while their cabins were fully restored. Sun Princess departed Brisbane yesterday on a 4-night round trip cruise to Airlie Beach,” the spokesman said.

“Princess Cruises is an award winning cruise line for a reason due in large measure to its care of passengers and responsiveness to their needs. The earlier cruise referred to was very successful and any isolated guest concerns would have been addressed in a timely and responsive fashion.”

Written by Peter Needham

Currently there is "1 comment" on this Article:

  1. AgentGerko says:

    Ships don’t have a “Honeymoon Suite”.

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