A small fire broke out onboard the Disney Wonder ship Wednesday night, November 23, due to an electrical short in the speaker system.
The fire was on a speaker high up behind the Funnel Vision screen. Initially, the smoke was rising, and then progressively larger flames were visible.
The fire was not directly close to guests, but the screen/speaker are mounted on the ship's funnel that houses the teen club Vibe (Deck 11).
DCL-Disney Cruise Line firefighters reported to the accident scene and quickly put out the fire. They closed off the cruise decks around the fire.
All areas were open within a few hours.
The 1999-built MS Disney Wonder is DCL's second liner - with sistership Disney Magic (1998). Wonder has Disney's signature sleek design, black hull, two matching red funnels, and yellow Disney insignias. The indoor decoration is in both Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. Wonder is among the industry's best family-friendly passenger ships, with numerous entertainment and dining options and regularly scheduled programs targeting not only the kids but the whole family. Families can go together to the evening stage revues, game shows, or themed workshops.
At the time of the accident, the ship was on a 7-day, round-trip Very Merrytime Mexican Riviera Cruise from San Diego CA.
For more Disney Wonder incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.