Carnival Splendor Limping Back to Port
The Carnival Splendor is making its way back to Miami after suffering an engine room failure. The ship is reportedly running on only one engine.
Carnival Cruise Line released a statement Friday morning stating “Due to current speed limitations, the remaining calls in St. Thomas and Amber Cove have been cancelled so that the ship can return to Miami on Sunday on schedule. All guests on the current voyage will receive a $100 per person shipboard credit and a 25-percent credit toward a future cruise. We sincerely apologize for this disruption to our guests’ vacation plans.”
Carnival Splendor is on fourth day of a seven-day cruise.
The vessel suffered an engine room fire in November of 2010 and had to be towed back to port.
Carnival Paradise is also having maximum cruise speed issues which have forced itinerary changes. Carnival Paradise will be adjusting itineraries on its five-day sailings from Tampa through mid-June.