Monday, October 31, 2016

Carnival Limp-erty

The 11-year-old Carnival Liberty limped into Galveston this afternoon, almost twelve hours late, at the end of a four-night cruise to Cozumel with an unspecified “technical issue.” The issue is apparently affecting the propulsion system because Carnival said it is affecting the ship's maximum cruising speed, and it was assisted into port at Galveston by two tugboats.

Carnival said repairs are underway but they will take “some time” to complete. They will affect the voyage that will leave today, because Carnival issued a revised itinerary, but they could not say how many more will be affected.

Details appeared in the October 31 edition of Cruise News Daily.