It is believed that all 590 passengers onboard Azamara Quest when a fire broke out last Friday have now left Malaysia for Singapore where the line has offered a range of options for those wishing to continue their holiday.
Bernarma has reported that five planes were chartered to transport passengers to Singapore where they were given the option to stay at a luxury hotel paid for by the line or arrange their own accommodation and receive a reimbursement of USD$300 per day.
Each passenger will also receive USD$150 per day for meals and incidentals with Azamara covering the cost of flight and itinerary changes for up to USD$500 and refunding the airfare paid in relation to the original cruise.
All passengers will be issued with a full refund for the cruise and 100 per cent of the original fare paid towards a future cruise with the line.
Azamara CEO Larry Pimentel is on hand in Malaysia to assess the situation and has stated that it will take 24-48 hours to determine whether the repairs can be undertaken at the Karamunting port where she is currently docked or if she is best moved to a larger repair facility in Singapore.
Words: Natalie Aroyan