Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Thruster malfunction disrupts Carnival Magic itinerary

Thruster malfunction disrupts Carnival Magic itinerary

By Donna Tunney
The Carnival Magic experienced a problem with one of its stern thrusters on Monday, during the ship's first six-day sailing out of Galveston, Texas.

The problem will cause the 3,600-passenger ship to make an unscheduled overnight call in Progreso, Mexico, on Wednesday, where repairs will be made.

The ship will not make a previously planned call at Costa Maya. The Magic is scheduled to call in Cozumel on Nov. 18.

“The technical problem does not compromise the ship’s safety, and all other systems and hotel services are functioning normally,” said Carnival in a statement. “Carnival sincerely apologizes to its guests for this disruption in their vacation plans.”

The statement said that passengers are receiving a credit of $25 per person in their shipboard accounts.