Carnival Splendor’s January 13th Departure Delayed Due To Propulsion Repairs

As I reported earlier this week, the Carnival Splendor recently suffered damage to its propulsion system after sailing through a group of underwater fishing nets. The damage incurred prompted for the need to make repairs in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. According to Carnival these repairs have taken longer than expected and have delayed the arrival of the Carnival Splendor in Long Beach.

carnival logoA statement from Carnival reads, “The Carnival Splendor will be delayed arriving into Los Angeles due to necessary repairs on the seals of the ship’s propulsion shafts as a result of damage caused by underwater fishing nets.  All other shipboard systems and hotel services continue to function as normal.

Unfortunately, the repairs took longer than expected and the ship remained in Puerto Vallarta until early Friday evening. Therefore, the ship’s arrival into Long Beach will be delayed until Monday morning. Our scheduled 6-day cruise will be shortened to a 5-day cruise, with two full day visits to Cabo San Lucas (eliminating the call to Puerto Vallarta).

Check-in for your cruise is now scheduled for Monday January 14, 2013, from 12:30PM to 3:30PM, and sailing is set for 4:30PM.”

Revised Itinerary

Day Port Arrive Depart
11/14 Long Beach 4:30pm
11/15 At Sea
11/16 Cabo San Lucas 9:30am 6:00pm
11/17 Cabo San Lucas 8:00am 2:00pm
11/18 At Sea
11/19 Long Beach 9:00am

To accommodate passengers who will be affected by this delayed departure, Carnival has provided guests the option to either sail on the shortened cruise or to not sail. Carnival has provided generous and accommodating options for both scenarios, which can be found below.

Sail On the Shortened Cruise Will Not Sail
  • One-day pro-rated refund of your cruise fare (refunded within the next 2 weeks)
  • $50 per person on board credit
  • Refund of the difference in government fees and taxes, if applicable
  • Gratuity adjustment to reflect the shortened voyage
  • Refund for shore excursions purchased for Puerto Vallarta
Please contact 1800 CARNIVAL to request a refund or select another date for your cruise.
Please CLICK HERE for more information regarding flight arrangements.


Photos courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line.



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.