On January 11, 2000 around 2300 hours, Carnival Cruise Lines' Carnival Celebration had an engine room fire while the cruise ship was approximately 100 miles northwest of Jamaica.
The fire is reported to have started in the auxiliary generator system.
Carnival Celebration was able to get to Montego Bay, Jamaica where all passengers were flown back to New Orleans. The next two cruises were canceled.
Carnival Celebration had departed from New Orleans, Louisiana on a 7-day Caribbean voyage.
Cruise Ship Fire
Cruise Ship Engine Room Fire
Carnival Celebration - January 11, 2000