Carnival Cruise Line has posted the following statement regarding the Carnival Liberty:
While docked in St. Thomas yesterday Carnival Liberty experienced an engine fire that was extinguished by the ship’s automated suppression system. There were no injuries to guests or crew. Guests re-boarded the ship yesterday evening. All hotel services including air conditioning, elevators, toilets, galleys, etc. are fully functional and the ship's normal array of activities, entertainment, dining options and programming are being offered.
A team of experts is in the process of conducting a deeper technical assessment of the affected engine area. In the meantime, the ship remains alongside in St. Thomas.
We apologize to our guests for the inconvenience and appreciate their patience.
Carnival Liberty departed San Juan for a seven-day Caribbean cruise with 3,346 guests and 1,150 crew on board.