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    Carnival It Isn't

    Carnival cruise ship woes continue - Omaha.com
    About 1,500 miles away in St. Maarten on Friday, passengers on the Carnival Dream were being flown home after their cruise from Port Canaveral, Fla., stalled at port with a generator problem Wednesday. Conditions seemed a far cry from the Triumph: St. Maarten airport officials tweeted photos of the welcome committee greeting passengers at the airport, while others said they were taking it easy and enjoying the island.

    Carnival Legend is experiencing a technical issue with one of the ship’s Azipod units that is affecting the vessel’s sailing speed. The ship’s safety systems and hotel services are all functioning normally,” Carnival officials said in a statement emailed to the Los Angeles Times.
    The Azipod units are used to propel and steer the ship

    he Carnival Elation also ran into problems last weekend with its Azipod units and had to be escorted back to port by a tugboat as it began its voyage from New Orleans last Saturday, Carnival officials said. In a statement, they said the Elation had “a minor issue with the steering function of one of its two Azipod units,” that both units were operational but “the steering function of one has been temporarily taken offline until it can be repaired. The ship is designed to be able to steer with only one Azipod unit, they said.

    The latest problems are a reminder of the drama that played out last month, when the Carnival Triumph was crippled by an engine fire in the Gulf of Mexico during a four-day cruise, stranding 3,141 passengers and 1,086 crew for five days during which many complained about power outages, broken toilets and food shortages.

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    Could there be skimping on maintenance? How many carnivals does it TAKE TO MAKE A FULL VOYAGE?


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    Re: Carnival It Isn't

    And I'm taking a cruise on the Glory in a month. Called about canceling, but would only get one of our two fees back. Guess we will risk it, but I'm going to call again and try to get some on board credit.



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    Re: Carnival It Isn't

    Quote Originally Posted by 06_CY View Post
    And I'm taking a cruise on the Glory in a month. Called about canceling, but would only get one of our two fees back. Guess we will risk it, but I'm going to call again and try to get some on board credit.
    Travel Insurance. ALWAYS pay for travel insurance.


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    Re: Carnival It Isn't

    You would have thought after that disaster in Febuary, that this would be a good time to cruise. I guess they just love all the free publicity they've been getting.



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    Re: Carnival It Isn't

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Travel Insurance. ALWAYS pay for travel insurance.
    The travel insurance rarely covers mishaps like this while underway.


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    Re: Carnival It Isn't

    I'm not too worried about it, but the fiance is. I think I finally got her convinced it'll be fine and if something happen, we'll get money back.



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