Travelers planning on shipping out on board the Carnival Triumph between now and June 2 will have to make other arrangements. The Triumph made headlines last month after an engine fire left the vessel — and its 4,200 passengers — stranded in the Gulf of Mexico for five days. Triumph is now set to return to service June 3.
Carnival Cruise Lines announced Tuesday the Triumph will be out longer than expected. That means an additional 10 cruises from Galveston, Texas, will be canceled. Guests on the affected voyages will receive a full refund, reimbursement for non-refundable transportation costs and a 25 percent discount on a future four- to five-day cruise.
Another Carnival ship, the Sunshine, is slated to return to service May 5. This follows the cancellation of two European cruises on that vessel.
The cruise line is reportedly working tirelessly, investing in significant enhancements to improve its backup systems, along with its hotel services that can run on emergency power. Additionally, teams are exploring ways in which they can further improve each ship's fire prevention, detection and suppression systems.