Carnival Splendor Suffers Damage to Propulsion System

The Carnival Splendor’s 1/13 departure has been moved to 1/14. Please CLICK HERE for more information.

Earlier today, a member of a popular cruise forum posted a message claiming that the Carnival Splendor had apparently suffered damage to its propulsion system. The message continued saying Carnival was offering a full refund for their cruise since they would now have to spend two nights in Puerto Vallarta for repairs. Rumors of a propulsion problem are true, although not threatening to the ship, crew and her guests.

carnival logoIn a statement provided to Cruise Currents by Carnival, Carnival states, “During a recent cruise of the Carnival Splendor, the seals on the ship’s propulsion shafts were damaged by fishing nets located underwater.  All other shipboard systems and hotel services continue to function as normal.

In order to provide adequate time to make the necessary repairs, the itinerary for the Carnival Splendor’s next cruise, a seven-day voyage departing Long Beach, Calif., Sunday, January 6, has been modified to include an overnight call in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

The original itinerary called for two full days in Cabo San Lucas and a day-long call in Puerto Vallarta while the revised itinerary includes a day-long call in Cabo San Lucas and an overnight stay in Puerto Vallarta. Guests scheduled to sail on the January 6 Carnival Splendor cruise have the option of cancelling and receiving a full refund.

Carnival sincerely apologizes to its guests for this disruption in their vacation plans.”

The Splendor is expected to dock again in Long Beach on January 13th for a 6 night Mexican Riveria cruise.


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Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.