The Fathom cruise ship Adonia was on her way back to Port Miami Sunday evening, following power outage aboard the vessel during the initial leg of her journey to Cuba. A spokesperson for the line sent a statement to Local 10 News which read:
"The ship is fully operational and guests are being updated regularly. The Coast Guard has been notified and the ship is returning to Miami for further evaluation."
According to the USCG (US Coast Guard), the electrical issue surfaced at about 5 p.m. on Sunday, and the power outage lasted for nearly 30 minutes.
Port workers said the cruise ship returned to Port Miami and left again at 3 a.m. on Monday to continue a 7-night tour of Cuba.
In a 2nd statement, released yesterday morning, a cruise liner spokesperson announced:
"Fathom will now arrive into Havana for the two-day call at 7:30 a.m. May 31, and will depart at 6:00 p.m. on June 1. Unfortunately it has been necessary to cancel the call to Cienfuegos and the ship will proceed to Santiago de Cuba as scheduled."
The Fathom Adonia hosts cruises to Cuba and Dominican Republic. In early May, around 700 passengers boarded her to cruise to the island nation. It was the first time a United States cruise ship had done so since in the late 1970s President Jimmy Carter eliminated travel restrictions to Cuba.