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Cruise ship passengers anxious to get home

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More than 2,000 passengers were on board the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas when a fire broke out on board early Monday morning.

The ship left Baltimore on Friday, and some passengers were from the Harrisburg region. Ronnie Frey is from Myerstown; he says he was in a daze when the captain announced on the loud speaker that there was a fire.

"It was 2:30 in the morning, and I was sleeping", said Frey. "It was kind of surreal."

Frey says he know things were getting serious when crews starting lowering the life boats.

Josh Brion is from Harrisburg. He and his wife woke up in total darkness because the power was shut off.

Brion says they were two decks from the smoke and flames, and it took about two hours to get the fire out. Crews did a good job of keeping people calm, Brion added.

There were no serious injuries reported.  Most of the passengers flew from the Bahamas to Baltimore today and they were given a full refund plus a voucher for a future cruise.

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