Engine Fire Keeps Liberty in St. Thomas, Guests Flown Home


Carnival Liberty remains in St. Thomas following an engine fire on Sept. 7 and all guests are being flown home from there.

There were no injuries reported and the fire was extinguished by the ship’s automated suppression system.

Guests will receive a full refund on their cruise as well as a 50% discount on a future cruise. Carnival previously provided all guests with a US$150 shipboard credit as well as complimentary shuttle service to popular areas on the island.

A team of experts has been conducting a deeper technical assessment of the affected engine area and working with various authorities including U.S. Coast Guard and the vessel’s flag state. While this process is ongoing, the ship remains docked in St. Thomas.

Carnival Liberty departed San Juan for a seven-day Caribbean cruise with 3,346 guests and 1,150 crew on board.