Viwing the picture of the exterior damage to the Star Princess reminds me of fire damage in highrises wherein flames, more precisely the heat, creates extensive havoc to neighbouring areas. Had this occurred on a Transatlantic crossing, who knows what may have happened!
Given the shere size of all these new mega-ships, perhaps the time has now come for a serious review of smoking abored these behemouths. It may be insurance considerations will influence change(s) more than public concerns for personal safety. Regardless, it would seem appropriate the time is long overdue for all cruise lines to take a long and serious look at this situation before an encore performance occurs on another ship