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Update on Carnival Dream. (Carnival Cruise Line ship with technical problems)
Facebook ^ | 3/14/13 | Carnival Cruise Lines

Posted on 03/14/2013 8:10:56 AM PDT by barmag25

Update on Carnival Dream March 14, 2013- 10:45 am

The Carnival Dream has a technical issue with the ship’s backup emergency diesel generator which our engineering team is currently working on. Yesterday, during regularly scheduled testing of the ship’s emergency diesel generator, a malfunction occurred. At no time did the ship lose power and the ship’s propulsion systems and primary power source was not impacted. The ship is at dock in St. Maarten. All guests are safe and comfortable. There were periodic interruptions to elevators and restroom services for a few hours last night. However, all hotel systems are functioning normally and have been functional since approximately 12.30am.

While personnel continue to work on the technical issue we are making arrangements to fly all guests home via private charter flights and scheduled flights from St. Maarten. Guests on the current voyage will receive a refund equivalent to three days of the voyage and 50 percent off a future cruise.

We are also cancelling the ship's next voyage which is scheduled to depart on Saturday, March 16. Guests scheduled to sail on this cruise will receive a full refund and 25 percent off a future seven-day cruise. Guests who re-book will have their current rate protected on the future sailing. Additionally, any non-refundable transportation related expenses will be reimbursed.

Yesterday was a scheduled port of call visit to St. Maarten. Guests were able to spend the full day in port and have the option of continuing to do so until their scheduled return home. All of the ship's activities and facilities are fully operational.

We are very sorry for this disruption to our guests' vacation plans and extend our sincere apologies. We look forward to welcoming them back on another Carnival cruise.

The Carnival Dream was on the last leg of a seven-day cruise and was docked in St. Maarten when the technical problem arose. The ship is based in Port Canaveral, Fla.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carnival; cruiseships; travel

1 posted on 03/14/2013 8:10:56 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

And this is their new ship!


2 posted on 03/14/2013 8:13:48 AM PDT by cll (The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me)
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To: barmag25

“The Carnival Dream was on the last leg of a seven-day cruise and was docked in St. Maarten”

I can think of worse places to be stranded.


3 posted on 03/14/2013 8:14:17 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: barmag25

Some vacation getaway, packed into a sardine can with 4000 strangers for a week or more.


4 posted on 03/14/2013 8:15:00 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: barmag25

With a competent engineering staff and quality equipment these problems are about as rare as an honest democrat.

These tightwads are scrimping in areas they should not be.


5 posted on 03/14/2013 8:21:40 AM PDT by soycd
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To: cll
Just remember, carnival is owned by P&O lines. They own and operate several cruise lines. Princess etc. Just because it's not “carnival” doesn't necessarily mean it will be problem free. Having said that, I've been on many cruises and always had an enjoyable trouble free trip. I think the media does with cruise stories like they do flying, they only report the bad news and ignore the vast majority of problem free travel.
6 posted on 03/14/2013 8:21:49 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: barmag25

Was on the Carnival Liberty several years ago and watched the Dream come in with steering problems, tugs had to be used to get her docked. Went back to my cruise pics and verified that it was the Dream. Waved to the people on board as we left, don’t know if they got her fixed, I guess they did never heard anything on the news.


7 posted on 03/14/2013 8:24:08 AM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: barmag25

St. Maaaaaaarten’s? I’d go to the beach to watch the 747s land and take off!

Landing...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCIJ0F62og4

Take off from the far end.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu91oZ2_Vag

Take off from the beach...hold on!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MyVUJPmmO8


8 posted on 03/14/2013 8:28:13 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: soycd
“With a competent engineering staff and quality equipment these problems are about as rare as an honest democrat. These tightwads are scrimping in areas they should not be. “

Typical of most management today. Save $1 today and don't worry about losing $100 tomorrow because of it. As long as “tomorrow” happens after they move to another company. Much like our government...

One more incident within 1-2 years and Carnival is toast.

9 posted on 03/14/2013 8:36:51 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: barmag25

“Cutting Corners”?????????????????????????????????????


10 posted on 03/14/2013 8:37:03 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Jack Hydrazine

St. Marten also has a nekkid beach (Orient Beach, St Martin, French West Indies) if your so inclined..........just sayin


11 posted on 03/14/2013 8:46:13 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: V_TWIN

Be sure to let Laz know!


12 posted on 03/14/2013 8:47:14 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: varyouga

One more incident within 1-2 years and Carnival is toast.

See my post #6, the others would probably keep it going. Even if carnival does go under they would probably just change the line name and keep going.


13 posted on 03/14/2013 8:49:24 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: soycd
These tightwads are scrimping in areas they should not be.

That was my thought, too. There have been enough of these to make me wonder if capital maintenance is low priority.

14 posted on 03/14/2013 9:17:42 AM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. -Ludwig von Mises)
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To: V_TWIN

““The Carnival Dream was on the last leg of a seven-day cruise and was docked in St. Maarten”

From the sound of it, The Carnival Dream “IS” on it’s “Last Legs!”
Their motto S/B “ travel on us at your own risk.”


15 posted on 03/14/2013 9:19:51 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Jack Hydrazine
St. Maaaaaaarten’s? I’d go to the beach to watch the 747s land and take off!

They used to offer excursions there, where you could "race" 12-meter sailboats, the same kind used on the America's Cup races. You could you could actively "grind" (work the winches that trim the sails), or just stand by and watch, as the boat runs a short course against another boat. I even got to man the helm (steer the sailboat) on the way back to anchor.

Was one of my favorite all-time experiences.

16 posted on 03/14/2013 9:29:56 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: vette6387

Yeah, from what I hear this not the first time its had “technical issues”. Ive been on a couple of carnival cruises (not the dream though). I had a good time but its all about what kind of experience your looking for. carnival is pretty much a party line. We prefer Princess, a step or two up in the experience, service pretty much everything cost is a little more also but worth it IMO.


17 posted on 03/14/2013 9:30:12 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: barmag25

Ha Ha HA

If it’s the “Backup” generator then why is nothing working???


18 posted on 03/14/2013 10:07:09 AM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: Lou L

I’d love to try that myself!


19 posted on 03/14/2013 10:15:16 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: barmag25

This is how Chernobyl started....

Just sayin


20 posted on 03/14/2013 10:21:19 AM PDT by Justa
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To: barmag25

I wouldn’t mind just staying on St. Maarten for a few days.. great snorkeling and diving and all. (or has global varming hit there too? )

bummer, on the run of bad luck for Carnival.. we’ll sail for
Alaska soon .. on Princess.


21 posted on 03/14/2013 10:27:58 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: TexasCajun
I've been on the largest Carnival ships, and believe it or not, even with 4,000 passengers, and as many staff, there are still decks where you can be totally alone. For instance, I recall one afternoon sitting in a deck chair toward the front of the ship reading a book and looking out at the ocean while on a public deck several decks below the pool and all the excitement, and there was not another soul in sight. There was even a very nice small library with very comfortable furniture on board that no one ever went near.
22 posted on 03/14/2013 11:15:05 AM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: TexasCajun

I’ve sailed on the Dream to the Caribbean and had a great time.
That thing is HUGE, it’s no sardine can.


23 posted on 03/14/2013 11:18:24 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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