The Carnival Liberty left St. Thomas on Thursday evening bound for San Juan, where it expects to board passengers for its next cruise that departs on Sept. 13.

The ship was docked in St. Thomas for four days following an Sept. 7 engine-room fire. No one was injured in the fire and all hotel services were uninterrupted.

Carnival said about 1,500 passengers elected to stay with the ship and are sailing back to San Juan. The rest departed from St. Thomas, mostly on chartered flights, Carnival said. 

There were 3,346 passengers on departure from San Juan on Sept. 6. Carnival is providing full refunds, plus a discount of 50% towards a future cruise.

Carnival said all necessary authorities, including the U.S. Coast Guard, had given permission for the ship to sail.

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