Carnival Pride Fire Several people on the Carnival Pride tell me that a fire occurred in the engine room of engine no. 1 last night.

One passenger described the fire as involving an explosion of the engine.

The fire was extinguished and the Pride was delayed arriving at the next port (Half Moon Cay) today.

One passenger sent photographs of a crew member / fireman in a 4th deck hallway getting dresssed for the fire and passengers on deck wearing lifevests.

10 days ago, a fire broke out on the Carnival Liberty when the cruise ship was in St. Thomas USVI.

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Carnival released the following statement: 

MIAMI — At approximately 1.15am this morning, the Carnival Pride experienced a mechanical failure of one of its diesel generators which triggered the automated fire suppression system. It is unclear as to whether there was an actual fire and the matter is presently under investigation. At no time did the ship lose power and the vessel is currently continuing on its itinerary which involves a seven-day cruise from Baltimore that departed Sunday. The ship is currently in Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas for its regularly scheduled port visit there. There were no injuries to guests or crew and all safety, hotel and other operational systems are fully functional.

Carnival subsequently added the followng statement:

"CCTV footage has confirmed that there was not an actual fire, only smoke."

16 Responses to Fire Breaks Out on Carnival Pride

I really don’t know what’s happening with Carnival. I recently took a cruise with Carnival and the food was aweful.too many things are happening.

Yeah right…..generally when there is smoke, there is or was a fire. The cruise industry needs more regulation, until then you take your chances when you get on a ship. So glad no one was injured or killed.

Maybe a new president will care enough to get this industry cleaned up and pay their far share of taxes and treat employees better. We can only hope, as we enjoy cruising. But for the time being we are not booking anything, and choosing to vacation other ways. Kinda like we don’t shop at Walmart, unless we just HAVE to. We don’t HAVE to pick a cruise…oh how I love my freedom to shop around. Thank you to all the veterans who have and will continue to provide me with that freedom!! (:

Modern Cruise ships are fitted with really huge and complicated machineries. It is merely impossible to operate these Floating Huge Hotels completely without any incidents at all. This was a very minor incident as far as shipping industry is concerned, More importantly it was well responded, contained and extinguished by the crew.Cruise ships are fitted high quality and advanced fire preventing ,fire fighting systems, So cruisers need not to panic. I have said this at the capacity of having worked in cruise ships and cargo ships for more than 15 years.

We were on the ship during the incident and the crew and Captain handled the incident with profesionalism. We did not see anyone with life vests.

There is no fire on a cruise ship that will stop me from cruising. The crew members are very kind work hard and always make your stay the best they can. I will continue to cruise untill i cant cruise any more. Keep up the great work and making our vacations so worth taking. Thanks
Amanda

It was handled well and it would never stop me from cruising! I have worked in hotels and hospitals and believe me, you would be scared to death to know what happens in the,also to the guy that said where there is smoke there is fire,,not always true,it is also from the heat and is a warning that a fire would soon start.Happy that it wasn’t any worse!

I just returned from the cruise on Carnival Pride. They did 3 in cabin reports of this incident at about 2:15 AM. First asking for medical assistance. Second informing us of a fire in the engine room, that they had put out and that there was no injuries and the everyone is safe. Third, to let us know that we would be arriving at our Port of Call an hour late the next morning. Before getting off the ship at !0:15 AM as a platinum guest when we docked an hour later that we were suppose to. I talked to one of the crew members and asked them if they ever fixed the problem with the fire. He said, no they we bring on mechanics in Baltimore and try to fix it before it left port or after it left port while they were sailing with the next group of cruise passengers.

Just returned from that Engine Fire on the Pride. Cruised many times on that Ship and by far this was the worse ever. Looks of renovations and less quality. Less activities, Serenity noted do not reserve or in 40 mins you loose, this did not happen. Bad experience, they do not follow through with signs. Food wasn’t that good, dining room service was terrible waited like 55 mins for dinner, waiter was old, mean and shouldn’t be there. I will say our Stewardess was amazing!!! I’ll be a long time before I even cruise and may not be carnival. Overall experience.. ok for what I paid

I returned today from my cruise on the Carnival Pride. The fire was handled very professionally as the captain alerted everyone via the intercom system around 2:15 am that the fire was extinguished and there were no injuries and everyone was safe. We were delayed an hour coming home today but disembark meant appeared to go very smoothly. This was only my second cruise but I thought the food was good, esp. my meal at David’s restaurant! We did experience a little wait at one of our meals in the Normandie restaurant but the staff were attentive and food was good. Lauro, our steward, was excellent…so accommodating and pleasant. I was a little annoyed by the people who tried to save 6-8 seats early at the Serenity pool and their party left their seats open for two hours or more while doing an activity or sleeping in their rooms. The 40 min rule to remove towels if chair was vacated was not enforced. Overall, I enjoyed my cruise and the ports (Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay Freeport) that I visited. Loved the comedian, J R McCollen, and enjoyed movie nights on Lido deck! I hope to cruise on Carnival again soon! Thanks to all the wonderful staff met this week! Keep up the good work!

I also was on the pride when the fire alarm was sounded. The crew had everything under control and was handled very professionally. I was pleased with our cruise and will go back again. All though I do think that many of the amenities are going away and the food was not as good as in the past 2 years when we sailed on the Pride.

I also was on the pride when the fire alarm was sounded. The crew had everything under control and was handled very professionally. I was pleased with our cruise and will go back again. All though I do think that many of the amenities are going away and the food was not as good as in the past 2 years when we sailed on the Pride.

I also was on the pride when the fire alarm was sounded. The crew had everything under control and was handled very professionally. I was pleased with our cruise and will go back again. All though I do think that many of the amenities are going away and the food was not as good as in the past 2 years when we sailed on the Pride.

Guys why are u all saying there was a fire they said that the CCTV footage confirmed that there was no actual fire that it was just a smoke situation

I heard that Pride was not as good as in years past. The cruise was boring ,food was just ok , entertainment was so-so. What happend ????? I’m cruising in March 13th2016 14 days I only hope things will be better. A lot of cruise lines to choose from. I thought Carnival was the best???? Maybe I m wrong???

The comment about the new president of Carnival making things better for the crew, BS! It is because of that bastard that I no longer work for Carnival. When he took over in 2005, he demanded reduction of force so he could get a bigger Christmas bonus. He required 14 I/S Manager positions from the fleet be removed. They said (of course) that they would do it by natural attrition. But that didn’t work, so they pushed me out for who knows why. I NEVER had an issue with my work, NEVER got called on the carpet for anything in 7 years and I always ran my ships very well. Mounds of praise from fellow Managers, Captains, Staff Captains, right down to bar staff and cabin stewards. But when my bi-annual physical came up in 2007, the management put roadblocks in front of me and ultimately gave me some complete crap about the paperwork being submitted incorrectly! Are you kidding! Anyone that ever worked on a Carnival ship back then knows they used to do everything they could to get that done and out of the way. I LOVED Carnival before that, and now, well, you can guess.

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