Carnival cruises cancelled: Carnival Cruise Lines cancels more sailings for Triumph, service resumes in June

By on Mar 20, 2013 in Lifestyle, Travel, United States, World Comments

Additional sailings for Carnival cruises have been cancelled for Carnival Triumph and Carnival Sunshine. This is after Carnival Triumph was stranded in the Gulf of Mexico for several days last month when its engine caught on fire, with the ship having 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew members on board.

As announced by Carnival Cruise Lines on their official Facebook page this Tuesday, March 19, 2013, a total of 10 additional cruises will be canceled, while the Florida-based British-American owned cruise line will focus on Carnival Triumph and Carnival Sunshine, where further safety enhancement will be provided.

Carnival Sunshine

Swimming pool on Carnival Sunshine
Image Credit: Carnival Cruise Lines Facebook

According to the official statement of Carnival Cruise Lines, services for Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Triumph and will resume on May 5, 2013, and June 3, 2013, respectively. Affected passengers will receive a full refund, reimbursement for non-refundable transportation costs, and a 25% discount on a future voyage.

“We sincerely regret canceling these cruises and disrupting our guests’ vacation plans. We are fully committed to applying the recommendations stemming from our fleetwide review and to make whatever investments are needed despite the difficult decision to impact people’s vacations.” Gerry Cahill, Carnival Cruise Lines‘ president and CEO, was quoted in the press release.

“Our team of experts has worked virtually around the clock to determine the best set of solutions and rapidly develop an effective implementation plan for both of these ships. Moving forward, we will have the ability to source materials and schedule improvements much more expediently, thus minimizing the scheduling impact on other vessels.” Cahill added.

“The changes we are implementing are focused primarily on improvements to better support continued power and hotel services should unexpected issues arise. In addition, we are applying new learnings and making enhancements in the area of fire suppression and extinguishing.” Cahill said further.

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