CCL-Carnival Cruise Line cancels 2 more sailings from Port Canaveral (Orlando FL) due to Freedom ship fire

   May 28, 2022 ,   Accidents

CCL-Carnival Cruise Line canceled 2 more sailings from Port Canaveral (Orlando, Florida) on Carnival Freedom due to the need to repair fire damage on the liner that occurred on Thursday, May 26, in Grand Turk (Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos).

Carnival President Christine Duffy said in an email to cruise passengers on Friday, May 27, that the 4-night sailing scheduled to leave Port Canaveral FL on June 2 and the 5-night sailing scheduled to leave the port on June 6 had been canceled. Duffy added they had to "need some time to execute the necessary repairs."

A 5-night sailing that was scheduled to leave Port Canaveral FL on Saturday, May 28, already had been canceled as of Thursday afternoon.

Affected passengers will get a full refund, along with a 100% future cruise credit (FCC), based on the value of the fare for the canceled sailing, that must be redeemed by May 31, 2023, on any departure open for sale.

They also will receive reimbursement of up to US$200 per person on non-refundable airline expenses. And they will be refunded for the cost of any terminal COVID antigen test they booked for the day of the sailing.

Carnival Freedom instead will sail without cruise passengers to Grand Bahama Shipyard (in Freeport) for the needed repairs.

Carnival Freedom cruise ship

The fire also delayed the return of Carnival Freedom guests on the voyage that was scheduled to come back to Port Canaveral on Saturday, May 28. Instead, those passengers are expected to return to homeport on Carnival Conquest, Monday morning, May 30.

There are 2504 guests and 972 crew onboard the sailing.

For more Carnival Freedom incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.