Carnival Cruise lines has had a rough few weeks with one ship losing power and requiring a tow from the Gulf of Mexico, creating an unpleasant adventure for passengers, and just last week another ship, Dream, was stuck in St. Maartin with the cruise line flying passengers home and also with Tampa’s own Legend suffering from a propulsion problem that slowed the speed of the ship, resulting in a missed port.
The Legend arrived back at the Port of Tampa on-time on Sunday with Carnival offering passengers credits and discounts for the missed port of call in Grand Cayman. Later that afternoon, the ship filled again with passengers for a modified itinerary and departed on schedule. Passengers for this week’s cruise were offered full refunds or a rescheduled cruise due to the itinerary change, although it appeared few took the company up on the offer.
The ship is minimally impacted by the ongoing work on the propulsion system and no hotel services are effected. Until the repairs are complete, the Legend’s cruising speed will be approximately 19 knots, down from roughly 23 knots. Legend is expected to return to Tampa on-time again on Sunday to prepare for another cruise.