Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Catches Fire Mid-Trip

Smoke could be seen coming from the top of the boat.

— -- A Royal Caribbean cruise ship had a fire on board, forcing the passengers to go into their emergency drill positions.

The fire started as the ship, called the Freedom of the Seas, was pulling into a Jamaican port, according to the company's spokesperson.

"The ship's fire suppression system was immediately activated, which contained and extinguished the fire," Royal Caribbean communications director Cynthia Martinez said in a statement.

The passengers were told to go to their assembly stations "in an abundance of caution," Martinez wrote.

"The ship is currently alongside in Falmouth and all systems are functioning," Martinez said in the statement, issued shortly after 11:00 a.m. EST.

ABC News' Kirit Radia contributed to this report.