“We are very sorry for starting your vacation this way and trust you understand the safety and well being of our guests is our number one priority,” said the statement.
Following the emergency, which necessitated the return of the vessel to Grand Turk on its 7-night March 26 cruise, Carnival Valor returned to the homeport of Port Canaveral at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday (April 2), several hours behind schedule.
All cruisers booked on the April 2 sailing are given a $25 onboard credit and 20% discount on a future Carnival cruise. They've been asked not to arrive in port until 8:00 p.m. The ship was scheduled to depart at 11:00 p.m.
Ports for the April 2 cruise now include Belize, Roatan and Cozumel. The ship will not call at Costa Maya as originally scheduled. All port fees will be refunded to onboard accounts, along with costs for Costa Maya shore trips booked through the line.
For reports on other Carnival Valor ship accidents see at CruiseMinus.com.