Carnival Cruise Line canceled the scheduled Oct. 31 departure of the Carnival Liberty from Galveston because of a persistent propulsion problem with the ship.

It also has modified the itineraries of the following two cruises departing Nov. 5 and Nov. 10.

The Nov. 5 five-day cruise will include a full-day call in Cozumel, but the call in Progreso will be canceled. The Nov. 10 four-day cruise will include a call in Progreso instead of Cozumel.

Guests sailing on these voyages will receive a $50-per-person credit to their shipboard accounts and a 25% discount on a future Carnival cruise.

Carnival said the ship "is experiencing a technical issue which is affecting the ship's maximum cruising speed."  Outside experts have been brought in to assist with repairs.

Those experts, with the ship's technical team, found a problem that previously hadn't been known with an alternator in a diesel generator, "which cannot be readily fixed," Carnival said in a statement.

Carnival then decided to cancel the Oct. 31 cruise. Guests, who had already arrived for the cruise, got a full refund, a 100% credit toward a future cruise and a $90-per-person reimbursement representing a previously promised onboard credit and stipend for meals in Galveston.

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