Close
  • Carnival Cruise Line statement about Carnival Triumph Engine Room Fire

    This morning the cruise ship Carnival Triumph experienced an engine room fire while the vessel was sailing approximately 150 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The ship’s automatic fire extinguishing systems activated and the fire was contained to the aft engine room. At this time, the fire is fully extinguished. There were no casualties or injuries to guests or crew. All appropriate authorities including U.S. Coast Guard have been notified.CARNIVAL TRIUMPH - Update

    February 10, 2013 – 7.30PM EST

    This morning the cruise ship Carnival Triumph experienced an engine room fire while the vessel was sailing approximately 150 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The ship’s automatic fire extinguishing systems activated and the fire was contained to the aft engine room. At this time, the fire is fully extinguished. There were no casualties or injuries to guests or crew. All appropriate authorities including U.S. Coast Guard have been notified.

    The vessel is currently without propulsion and the ship is operating on emergency generator power. The ship's technical crew has determined the vessel will need to be towed to port. A tugboat is en route to the ship's location and will tow the vessel to Progreso, Mexico, which is the closest port to the ship’s current location. This will enable us to disembark guests and get them home as quickly as possible. The ship is expected to arrive in Progreso Wednesday afternoon and guests will be flown from there back to the U.S.

    There are 3,143 guests and 1,086 crew on board. Guests are being provided with food and refreshments. Another Carnival ship, the Carnival Elation, is currently on scene and transferring additional food and beverage provisions to the Carnival Triumph.

    We have contacted the designated emergency contacts for all guests presently on board Carnival Triumph. Concerned family and loved ones of guests and crew may call 888.290.5095 or 305.406.5534.

    All guests on the current Carnival Triumph voyage will receive a full refund of the cruise, along with transportation expenses. In addition, they will receive a future cruise credit equal to the amount paid for this voyage, as well as reimbursement of all shipboard purchases during the voyage, with the exception of gift shop and casino charges.

    The next two voyages of Carnival Triumph, scheduled to depart Monday, February 11 and Saturday, February 16 are being cancelled. Guests scheduled to sail on either of those voyages will receive a full refund, reimbursement for non-refundable travel expenses and a 25 percent discount on a future three to five-day cruise. Carnival is in contact with impacted guests to advise them of the situation.

    The current Carnival Triumph voyage departed Galveston, Texas on Thursday, February 7 and was scheduled to return on Monday, Feb. 11.
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. bob's Avatar
      bob -
      The emergency generator power is working, obviously going to be more than the 7 days they booked for, they are in fat city plus:

      "All guests on the current Carnival Triumph voyage will receive a full refund of the cruise, along with transportation expenses. In addition, they will receive a future cruise credit equal to the amount paid for this voyage, as well as reimbursement of all shipboard purchases during the voyage, with the exception of gift shop and casino charges." ARE WE HAVING FUN YET

      Why wasn't I on that cruise.......... Carnival is going to the wall on this one
    1. kae_nine's Avatar
      kae_nine -
      Probably a silly question, but if there is another cruise ship standing by, why don't they have the passengers transfer to the other cruise ship? thanks Donna
    Untitled Document
  • More Information

  • Our Sponsor









  • Cruise Addictionary

    CRUISE ADDICTIONARY

    Cruise 1: a voyage made in various directions. 2: a sailing to and fro as for exploration or for pleasure. (Noun)

    Addict 1: someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction. 2: someone who is dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms. (Noun)

    Sound familiar?

  • Newsletter Sign-Up