(CMR) Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Freedom caught on fire this morning while docked at Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos.
Carnival released a short statement at 8:45 a.m. Eastern Time:
“Carnival Freedom’s emergency response team quickly activated and extinguished a fire inside the ship’s funnel while the ship was in Grand Turk. All guests and crew are safe, and the ship’s guests were cleared by local authorities to go ashore. We continue to assess the situation. Carnival Freedom left Port Canaveral on Monday on a five-day cruise.”