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Nutmeg
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Re: Carnival Liberty engine room fire St Thomas [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1662676 - 09/09/15 05:13 PM (204.11.157.92)

They are evidently bringing charter aircraft in- I saw one from Eastern. Ronnie has put out more tents for the luggage. When I was in Havensight this afternoon, you could hear the music blasting from the pool deck. Getting 3000 people out of here is really a logistical challenge. I really have to give it to Carnival.

It is funny to see the same boat at the dock for two days...

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Re: Carnival Liberty engine room fire St Thomas [Re: Nutmeg]
      #1662683 - 09/09/15 05:56 PM (72.63.215.95)

From what I can tell, just a couple of charter flights today, going to SJU. Apparently most of those people are people who live in SJU, or from overseas. The problem they have is that the cruise started in SJU, but most people are from somewhere else, and have return flights booked and paid for on Sunday! But if they just dump people in SJU, and have them wait for their regularly scheduled flights, all the way on Sunday, they are going to have to pay for hotel rooms and food for people all that time.. So I have to assume that they will try to go ahead and fly people back to the States, starting tomorrow.

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Re: Carnival Liberty engine room fire St Thomas [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1662774 - 09/10/15 12:01 PM (71.101.34.91)

Although this thing keeps going back and forth, the latest is supposedly that the ship will sail to San Juan sometime tonight or tomorrow morning and allegedly, next week's cruise, starting on Sunday, is a go. Some people are being flown home today, to their homes, but those that want to are supposedly able to sail back to SJU with the ship and take their original flights home on Sunday. This thing seems to be going back and forth every couple of hours, in terms of what they are doing. Coast Guard seems to be changing their mind, early and often, about what the ship is allowed to do.

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Nutmeg
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Re: Carnival Liberty engine room fire St Thomas [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1662885 - 09/11/15 08:40 AM (204.11.157.92)

They did leave last night with about 1500 passengers. Supposed to be back here Monday. We will see!

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Re: Carnival Liberty engine room fire St Thomas [Re: Nutmeg]
      #1662903 - 09/11/15 11:01 AM (71.101.34.91)

Yes, I do wonder about that, considering how much trouble they had with getting USCG clearance to sail..

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jazzgal
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Re: Carnival Liberty engine room fire St Thomas [Re: o2bnsxm]
      #1681520 - 01/26/16 02:53 PM (67.42.232.9)

I just got off the Holland Eurodam Sunday morning. On Saturday night, there were multiple announcements about a fire in the incinerator (I thought that's what happened in incinerators?!?). Apparently they originally thought it was outside the incinerator, but it wasn't. Ultimately much ado about nothing.

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o2bnsxm
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Re: Carnival Liberty engine room fire St Thomas [Re: jazzgal]
      #1681584 - 01/26/16 07:13 PM (65.13.175.190)

I am guessing the Cruise Ship crew (Captain) must make the decision to make an announcement and get the fire under control however minor, than to not say anything and let the passengers find out there was a fire and not be told about it. Danged if you do, and danged if you don't.
Thank goodness in your case, it was a non-issue and your Cruise was not interrupted nor was anyone hurt.


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