Royal Caribbean said a fire in a mechanical space on the
Freedom of the Seas was extinguished by the ship’s fire-suppression system.
One crew member was treated for first-degree burns, and no
passengers were injured, said the cruise line.
Royal Caribbean said that the fire occurred at about 9:15
a.m. on Wednesday as the Freedom was arriving at Falmouth, Jamaica. The captain ordered guests to their assembly stations in what Royal Caribbean called an abundance of caution.
The ship is docked in Falmouth, and all of the ship’s
systems are functioning, Royal Caribbean said.
The Freedom of the Seas left Florida’s Port Canaveral on
July 19 on a seven-night sailing that includes port calls to Labadee, Haiti;
Falmouth; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico.