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.