Carnival Cruise Ship Remains in St. Thomas After Fire

MIAMI (Miami Herald/TNS) -

Thousands of Carnival Cruise Line passengers were spending an extra day in St. Thomas Tuesday while investigators examined the engine room where a fire started on the Carnival Liberty Monday.

No one was hurt in the blaze, which broke out while the ship was docked in St. Thomas. Automated suppression systems put the fire out.

Passengers were allowed to board the ship again Monday night and had the option of spending Tuesday on the island. Carnival offered free shuttle service to popular areas and a shipboard credit of $150 per person.

The Miami-based cruise company said all hotel services including air conditioning, kitchens, elevators and toilets were working.

The ship left San Juan Sunday for a seven-day Caribbean sailing with 3,346 guests and 1,150 crew on board.