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Damaged Cruise Ship To Be Repaired By Mid-July

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Royal Caribbean says a cruise ship damaged by fire during a trip from Baltimore to the Bahamas is expected to be back in service by mid-July.

Company spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez says in an email Thursday that the Grandeur of the Seas is expected to be back in service for a July 12 sailing.

No one was injured in Monday’s fire, but passengers on board were sent home and promised full refunds and credit for a future cruise. A cruise set to start Friday was immediately canceled and travelers were given a refund and a 50 percent cruise credit.

The company canceled another five cruises, mostly in June. The company says travelers will receive a refund and a 25 percent credit.

No cause of the fire has been released.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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