Fourth Carnival ship faces PROBLEMS | Carnival cruise line in more TROUBLED waters
Fourth Carnival ship faces PROBLEMS | Carnival cruise line in more TROUBLED waters Fourth Carnival ship faces PROBLEMS | Carnival cruise line in more TROUBLED waters Fourth Carnival ship faces PROBLEMS | Carnival cruise line in more TROUBLED waters
Three ships this week alone — and four including the Triumph, which was towed to Alabama — have all experienced problems with passengers on board. Even so, bookings are up.
First, it was Triumph.
And now, Legend.
While those are happy names for cruise ships, some Carnival Cruise Lines passengers say their recent onboard experiences belie the names.
In yet another setback for the cruise line, the Carnival Legend is having technical difficulties that are affecting its sailing speed. It’s the latest in a growing list of woes for the travel company.
The Legend was on the last leg of a seven-day Caribbean cruise that departed Tampa, Florida, on Sunday. In a month’s time, three other Carnival cruise ships have reported problems.
Carnival Dream lost power and some toilets stopped working Wednesday, and no one was allowed to get off the vessel docked at Philipsburg, St. Maarten, in the eastern Caribbean. Carnival says it is flying the more than 4,000 passengers back to Florida and will give them discounts.
Carnival Elation had to be escorted by a tugboat Saturday because of a malfunction in its steering system, the cruise company said.
And in the most publicized case, last month, an engine room fire left the Carnival Triumph crippled and adrift in the Gulf of Mexico with more than 4,200 people aboard. That scheduled four-day cruise stretched into eight days as tugs pulled the vessel into port in Alabama. Food was scarce, and passengers sweltered in the heat.
Passengers losing patience!