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The Carnival Splendor returned to Miami without further incident after losing sufficient power to run a full speed. Ship-board services were not impacted but without enough power to sail at normal speeds Carnival Cruise Line canceled stops at St. Thomas and Amber Cove.
The Splendor takes on supplies after the 2010 engine room fire which knocked-out all power.
Passengers on the cruise were provided a $100 onboard credit, a 50% refund on the cruise and a 50% toward a future cruise. Due to the ongoing repairs this weeks cruise has also been changed with stops in Grand Cayman, Belize City, Mahogany Bay, and Cozumel canceled and replaced with a short sailing to the Bahamas, featuring an overnight port in Nassau and a full day in Freeport. Passengers on this cruise will receive the same compensation as those on the previous weeks.
The Carnival Splendor suffered a loss of power in 2010 while operating out of the west coast. The ship needed to be towed it back to San Diego and U.S. Navy helicopters to fly food and supplies. The ship is a variant on the Concordia class used by Costa Cruises, the namesake of which sunk in 2012 with the loss of 32 lives. In December 2016 Carnival announced its intention to transfer the ship to Princess' Australian fleet in 2019.
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