Carnival Liberty Sailing Cut Short Due to Bow Thruster Problems

   May 20, 2016 ,   Accidents

In an effort to mend ongoing bow thruster problems, Carnival Liberty will cut its May 21 cruise short by one day.

According to a statement from Carnival Cruise Line, the ship will skip a planned call at Progreso and instead return a day early, on May 25, to Galveston, where some of the repairs will be finished. The issue is expected to be resolved by mid-June, and other sailings will continue as scheduled.

To each passenger booked on the May 21 cruise, Carnival is offering US$100 in onboard credit or an opportunity to cancel for a full refund. Travelers who opt to sail will be allowed, if they choose, to spend the day onboard in Galveston. The repairs are not expected to impact any of the onboard amenities.

The Cozumel visit on May 21 is also unaffected.

Carnival Liberty missed, however, a Cozumel call on her May 2 sailing. According to a previous statement: 

"In the absence of full bow thruster capability, the ship can arrive and depart a port with the assistance of tug boats and maintain its normal itinerary. Based on when the issue occurred ... we were not able to secure tugboat assistance in Cozumel in time to call at that port."

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