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Carnival Celebration Fire June 18, 1995

Carnival Cruise Line - Carnival Celebration Fire

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Carnival Celebration Fire June 18, 1995

Carnival Cruise Line - Carnival Celebration Fire

June 18, 1995 Carnival Cruise Line - Carnival Celebration Fire

On June 18, 1995, on the second day of Caribbean cruise, with 1760 passengers aboard, fire broke out aboard Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Celebration that left the cruise ship adrift in the hot, Caribbean sun for two days.

The fire was reported as beginning in an engine room control panel, resulting in the cruise ship being disabled.

As passengers were about to board Carnival Ecstasy from Key West to Cozumel, Mexico, their cruise was canceled in order to send Ecstasy to the Caribbean to rescue Celebration's passengers.

Celebration passengers received a full refund and a free 7-day cruise, along with a free open bar all the back to Miami. Ecstasy passengers received a full refund and 50% discount on a future cruise.

Other Recent Cruise Ship Fires

  • Carnival Tropicale Fire - September 19, 1999
  • Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Ship Fire - July 20, 1998
  • Vistafjord Fire- April 6, 1997
  • Vistafjord Fire - February 11, 1997
  • Universe Explorer Fire - July 27, 1996
  • Regent Star Fire - July 22, 1995
  • Carnival Celebration Fire - June 18, 1995

  • Further Reading
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  • Burning Cold: The Cruise Ship Prinsendam and the Greatest Sea Rescue of all Time - October 4, 1980
  • Fire at Sea: The Mysterious Tragedy of the Morro Castle - September 8, 1934
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