Engine Room Fire on Carnival Legend

Sep 21, 2019

A small fire broke out yesterday September 20, aboard the cruise ship Carnival Legend while the vessel was sailing into Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. An announcement by the captain was made around 7:15 am via the loudspeakers all over the ship for firefighting teams to respond to the Engine room 5 vertical stack 2. The master of Carnival Legend did an outstanding job of keeping guests informed about the fire which was extinguished quickly, and according to sources there was never any danger to the ship nor was there any damage that will impede the operational capabilities. Luckily no one was injured during the incident and there is no disruption to the ship’s itineraries.

Melissa Stalley Bennett, a passenger on board Carnival Legend, shared her personal experience by sending the following message to ‎Carnival’s Brand Ambassador John Heald “We are currently enjoying our Journeys cruise on the Legend. This morning we were awoken by an announcement to call for some team to the a section of the ship. Shortly after there was another asking all crew to report to their staging areas. We started to be concerned as to what may be happening so early in the morning and why the announcements were in the rooms. Shortly after the captain came on to inform the guests that there was a fire in one of the engine rooms and they were working to contain it and extinguish it and that he would keep us updated. After some time, he came back on and announced it had been extinguished and all guests and crew were safe. I am writing to you to let you know how amazing and calm the crew were in dealing with this. There was no disruption to our cruise or itineraries. I just want you to know how grateful we are to the entire Legend crew and their professionalism. They went back about their day to make sure we had fun, enjoyed the beautiful Glacier Bay and made sure we had full tummies. This just proved why we love cruising Carnival!”

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