MIAMI -- Carnival
Cruise Lines' Ecstasy is continuing to experience a technical
problem with its propulsion system, Carnival said Wednesday.
A technician from
Europe is to board the ship today during its call in Progreso,
Mexico; replacement parts also are being brought on board, the line
The Ecstasy offers
four- and five-day cruises from Galveston, Texas. The ship's next
cruise is March 12; future schedules have not been altered,
issue, which slows the ship's speed, cropped up on the Ecstasy's
March 3 cruise from Galveston. The ship arrived back in port March
7 several hours later than scheduled. Passengers on the departing
March 7 cruise were given a $40 per-person shipboard credit to
cover meal expenses prior to boarding.
passengers received a $100 per person shipboard credit, a 25%
refund on their cruise fare and a 25% discount on a future
reporter Rebecca Tobin, send e-mail to [email protected].