Carnival Flies Stranded Passengers Home After Ship Malfunction

Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 02:27 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise operator, will fly passengers home from the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, after a generator malfunction interrupted elevator and restroom service on board the Carnival Dream.

The malfunction, another operational and publicity setback for the Miami-based company, occurred last night during regularly scheduled testing of the ship’s emergency generator, Carnival said today in an e-mailed statement.

“We are making arrangements to fly all guests home via private charter flights and scheduled flights from St. Maarten,” Carnival said in the statement.

The company also canceled the next scheduled trip for the Carnival Dream. The generator problem follows the engine fire that crippled the Carnival Triumph in February, leaving about 3,100 passengers to cope with unsanitary conditions and food shortages.

The Dream had about 4,300 passengers and 1,300 crew, according to Vance Gulliksen, a company spokesman. The ship was on the last leg of a seven-day cruise and was docked in St. Maarten when the malfunction occurred. Passengers will get a refund equivalent to three days of their voyage and 50 percent off a future cruise, the company said. The ship is based in Port Canaveral, Florida.

Carnival fell 1.2 percent to $35.30 at 1:09 p.m. in New York. As of yesterday, the stock had declined 8.5 percent since Feb. 8, the last trading day before the breakdown on the Carnival Triumph, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gained 2.4 percent.


© Copyright 2014 Bloomberg News. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Rasmussen Poll: Labor Day End of Summer for Most Americans

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 13:52 PM

The majority of Americans say that Labor Day signifies the unofficial end of summer, not the day to recognize the contri . . .

Obama Promotes Surging Economy as Midterm Elections Near

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 13:46 PM

Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation's recovery from the G . . .

Sen. Mike Lee Pleads: Abolish Common Core

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 12:52 PM

Utah Sen. Mike Lee called on Americans to join him in the effort to abolish the federal Common Core education standards  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved