Florida-based Carnival Cruise Lines 952-fool long Carnival Splendor is being towed to Ensenada after a fire broke out Monday disabling the ship "Conditions on board the ship are very challenging and we sincerely apologize for the discomfort and inconvenience our guests are currently enduring," said Gerry Cahill, president and chief executive officer of Carnival. The vessel's captain is in contact with the U.S. Coast Guard which has deployed aircraft and cutters to the cruise ship's location. Carnival Splendor was on the first leg of a seven-day Mexican Riviera cruise that departed Sunday from Long Beach. After the fire, passengers were initially asked to move from their cabins to the ship's upper open deck areas. Currently, passengers are being provided with bottled water and food items.