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Yes it's true, i received an automated call from Carnival that the Engine room caught on fire and they will be late. Then they spit out a number too fast for me to write down. It's okay, a little google showed it's happened more than once. It might be time to retire this ship lol
We got the email notification on the way to Galveston, 2 hours out. I'm driving in a 15 passenger van that we paid $330 to rent to get the 8 of us down here. We have 3 hotel rooms booked for tonight in Galveston, kind of annoying that they do not have any more definitive information as to what the game plan is. I hope they plan on reimbursing travel costs.
What is going on with Triumph??? This makes me sad....hope it's not too major...hope everyone onboard is safe and can enjoy the extra sea time despite this terrible news...cruising on her in May!
Carnival Ecstasy Oct 2, 2010 ~ 1st Cruise
Carnival Ecstasy Sept 3, 2011 ~ Progreso & Cozumel
Carnival Triumph Sept 1, 2012 ~ Progreso & Cozumel
Carnival Magic May 12, 2013 ~ E. Caribbean
Carnival Magic Sept 1, 2013 ~ W. Caribbean
Carnival Triumph Apr 26, 2014 ~ Progreso & Cozumel
Carnival Magic Aug 31, 2014 ~ E. Caribbean
I contacted the Galveston Daily News to see if they had any more information than I knew, but I actually think I knew more! They said they had a reporter working on and to give her the information I had so far!
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. The shipboard firefighting squads continue to monitor the situation. No casualties or injuries have been reported.
The vessel is currently without propulsion and the ship is operating on emergency generator power.
There are 3,143 guests and 1,086 crew on board and all guests have been asked to remain in the ship’s public areas and open decks. Guests are being provided with food and refreshments.
All appropriate authorities including U.S. Coast Guard have been notified.
Carnival Triumph is currently on a four-day cruise that departed Galveston, Texas on Thursday.
Further updates will be provided as information becomes available.
We are currently in the process of contacting the designated emergency contacts for all guests on board. Concerned family and loved ones of guests and crew may call 888.290.5095 or 305.406.5534.