It is being reported that the Carnival Dream has suffered damage to her emergency generators while docked in St. Maarten. The ship apparently lost power to one of it’s emergency generators. This resulted in the loss of power to the elevators for a short period of time late last night. According to Carnival, the ship never lost primary power and all hotel functions are operating normally.
Carnival is currently in the process of arranging flights home for all guests on both chartered and scheduled flights. Guests on this sailing will receive a refund equivalent to three days of fares as well as a 50% discount on a future Carnival cruise. The ship has been docked in St. Maarten since yesterday.
The delay will force Carnival to cancel the Dream’s next cruise, departing on March 16th from Port Canaveral. Guests booked on this sailing 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.”
All of the ship’s public areas, entertainment, and activities are operating as normal. The Carnival Dream was sailing on a 7 night eastern Caribbean cruise. St. Maarten would have been their final port of call followed by two days at sea before returning to Port Canaveral.
Photo: Mike Faust