It has been reported that two weeks after a fire in her funnel, the ’Carnival Freedom’ was due back in service on 11th June sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida.
No passengers or crew were reported injured in the fire, which was quickly extinguished, but caused damage to part of the funnel.
The vessel was at Grand Turk on a Caribbean cruise when the incident occurred.
‘Carnival Freedom’ was repaired at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport (Bahamas). She sailed strait to the shipyard after her passengers were transferred to ‘Carnival Conquest’, which sailed direct to Port Canaveral.
During the fire, one of the two Carnival signature funnel wings was destroyed.
Carnival Cruise Line (CCL) reportedly said that the funnel will be rebuilt when the vessel undergoes her next scheduled drydocking.
CCL also said that it is investigating the cause of the fire, as is the US Coast Guard.
At the time of the incident, there were 2,504 guests and 972 crew on board.
In a statement, CCL apologised to the affected guests and gave special thanks to the crew who handled the situation on the ship effectively and according to safety protocols.