Passengers aboard the Carnival Legend missed a stop at Grand Cayman Island Friday because of a mechanical problem. That followed challenges the day before with the Carnival Dream.
For the second time this week, a cruise ship operated by Carnival Corp. had technical problems that caused passengers to be rerouted.
Passengers aboard the Carnival Legend missed a one-day stop at Grand Cayman Island Friday, because of a mechanical problem that reduced the ship’s speed. The challenge, with one of the ship’s propulsion units, prompted the Legend to head straight toward its home port of Tampa, Fla.
“It is expected to arrive on Sunday as scheduled,” minus the Grand Cayman stop, the company said Friday.
This comes a day after news that the Carnival Dream had suffered a failure of an emergency generator while at port in St. Maarten, prompting Carnival to book passengers on airplane flights home as the problem is fixed.
The incidents add to bad publicity for the world’s largest cruise company, symbolized most prominently this year by the high-profile saga of a ship that lost power and plumbing for five days in the Gulf of Mexico. That ship, the Carnival Triumph, had to be towed to port after the February outage, which was brought on by an engine fire.
The equipment problems are having an impact on profits, Carnival says. In an earnings report Friday, the firm lowered its revenue forecast for the year, even as it reported a profitable quarter that ended Feb. 28.