Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Miracle is reportedly suffering minor propulsion issues, which has forced the ship to sail at a reduced speed until the issue can be fully evaluated and repaired in drydock. Carnival has stated the line will not drydock the Carnival Miracle until its previously scheduled drydock in early 2015 in order to avoid cancelling sailings altogether.
The cruise line has reported the ship is currently sailing at approximately 18-20 knots in lieu of its usual speed of 22 knots. The reduced sailing speed has forced the ship to revise a number of its Alaska and Hawaii itineraries throughout the summer. The revised itineraries are as follows:
- Both Alaska sailings departing on May 6th and May 13th will drop their call in Sitka and will instead call in the port of Skagway.
- Both Alaska sailings departing on May 20th and August 26th will drop its call in Ketchikan while extending their calls in Juneau and Victoria.
- The ship’s September 18th Hawaii sailing will shorten its two day call in Maui by one day as well as rearranging the order of ports of call.
For guests scheduled to sail onboard the Carnival Miracle between May 6th and August 26th, Carnival is providing the option to cancel their booked sailing for a full refund of their cruise fare. Guests choosing to sail will receive a 25% discount on a future Carnival cruise as well as $50 onboard credit. Guests sailing aboard the September 18th sailing to Hawaii have the same options available to them.