Our firm has learned that a fire broke out onboard the Carnival Valor on Monday while the ship was in St. Thomas. According to the cruise line, the fire broke out in a cabin located on deck 8 and delayed the departure of the vessel. The guests who were staying in the cabin affected by the fire were relocated and adjacent cabins were aired out. No one seems to have seen any flames, but many have noted they saw and smelled smoke emanating from the stateroom.
Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen said the ship’s sprinkler system quickly extinguished the fire and that all other features on the vessel are functioning normally. The ship was expected to arrive in Barbados this morning as part of a 7-night sailing. So far, we haven’t heard of any injuries related to the fire and the only damage caused appears to have been isolated to the one cabin.