The Carnival Cruise Line suffered another major malfunction on the Carnival Dream cruise ship in St. Maarten on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 according to Good Morning America after a routine inspection failed.
Carnival Dream docked yesterday in St. Maarten on a regular port call. After a routine inspection, it was discovered that the back-up generator was not working. The cruise line immediately arranged for all passengers to be flown home early Thursday morning to avoid another incidence like which occurred on the Carnival Triumph just weeks earlier.
Passengers reported elevator outages and overflowing toilets during the evening hours on the cruise ship. Carnival Cruise Line quickly took control of the situation before it got out of hand and a repeat of the Triumph cruise where passengers were unable to stay in some staterooms due to a power failure.
Carnival issued the following statement regarding the conditions on the cruise ship, "All guests are safe and comfortable. There were periodic interruptions to elevators and restroom services last night. However, all hotel systems are now functioning normally and have been functional since 12:30 a.m."
Carnival Cruise Line will issue a refund to passengers for three days of the 7 day cruise and a 50% off discount for booking a future cruise. A statement issued by Carnival apologized to passengers for interrupting their vacation and welcomed all passengers back for another cruise.
The cruise scheduled for March 16 aboard the Carnival Dream has been canceled by the Cruise Line.