Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Splendor is back in service, resuming the first of its year-round seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises on February 20, after an engine room fire destroyed essential operating equipment in November last year.
Gerry Cahill, Carnival Cruise Lines’ president and CEO, said that Carnival Splendor was given the all clear by the US Coast Guard and Lloyd’s Registry (the ship classification society that monitored the ship’s repair process in both San Diego and San Francisco).
The 3,700-passenger Carnival Splendor will continue to operate out of Long Beach Cruise Terminal every Sunday on an itinerary that visits Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas.
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