Carnival Legend and Carnival Elation have joined Carnival Dream in being struck with technical issues affecting performance over the weekend.
Carnival Dream passengers have all been transported out of St. Maarten to either Orlando or their final destination over the weekend following a malfunction rendering the emergency generator inoperable.
The ship is set to sail to her homeport of Port Canaveral today where she will have a replacement emergency generator installed before an inspection to give approval to move forward with her next scheduled voyage on 23 March.
Carnival Legend is currently experiencing a technical issue with the ship’s propulsion system that is affecting the ship’s maximum speed reducing it by several nautical miles per hour.
The ship is otherwise operating normally and achieving speeds of 19 knots to getting her into Tampa on time today.
She is expected to depart on schedule on a slightly modified itinerary taking in Costa Maya instead of Grand Cayman.
Passengers who decide to cancel their cruise due to the amended itinerary will be given the option of receiving a full refund.
Carnival Elation is experiencing a minor technical issue with the steering function of one of its two redundant Azipod propulsion units and has a tug boat trailing the ship as a precautionary measure alone down the Mississippi River.
Words: Natalie Aroyan