Carnival Liberty Cruise Ends Early

By CruiseRadio

<p><em>Update 9/8/15:&nbsp;All guests will now be flown home from St. Thomas. Given the limited availability of commercial flights, guests will primarily be transported via chartered aircraft.</em></p><p>Carnival Liberty suffered a small engine room fire while docked in St. Thomas on Monday, where she remained&nbsp;throughout Tuesday. The ship is now being sent back to San Juan, where the cruise first started, in order to take preventive measures.</p><p>Once arriving in San Juan, guests can choose to stay onboard the ship until disembarkation on Sunday or fly home.</p><p>Currently the&nbsp;ship is waiting for clearance to leave St. Thomas, if the ship does not receive clearance, passengers will be flown home from St. Thomas.</p><p><img alt="" style="width: 500px; height: 282px;" data-cke-saved-src="" src=""></p><p>photo/ Stephen Richardson Facebook</p><p><strong>Carnival Says</strong></p><p>There were no injuries to guests or crew as a result of the fire which was extinguished by the ship’s automated suppression system.&nbsp; 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.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>Compensation</strong></p><p><img alt="" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" data-cke-saved-src="" src=""></p><p>Guests on Carnival Liberty relaxing poolside. photo/John Heald FB</p><p>All guests are being provided with a full refund of their cruise as well as a 50 percent discount on a future cruise.&nbsp; This is in addition to a $150 per person credit that has already been applied to guests’ shipboard accounts.</p><p>Carnival Liberty departed San Juan for a seven-day Caribbean cruise with 3,346 guests and 1,150 crew on board.</p><p>Carnival has been providing updates on their&nbsp;Facebook Page throughout the day. There is no word if this will affect the next cruise that is scheduled to leave San Juan on Sunday.</p>
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