Carnival Dream guests were forced to forgo Friday's (August 11) planned visit to Cozumel due to a "technical issue" which sent the New Orleans-based vessel back to her home port, the cruise company said in a statement.
The Miami-based line announced the issue was affecting the maximum cruising speed of the ship, but all other systems were functioning normally. Carnival Dream left New Orleans on Sunday (August 6) and will return as scheduled this Sunday. According to Carnival, passengers were given US$50 each in onboard credit.
Carnival Dream underwent a 2-week, multimillion-dollar renovation earlier in 2017, returning to sea in February with interior upgrades and new food and beverage concepts.
The 130,000-ton ship, which in April 2014 moved to New Orleans, is the biggest to homeport year-round in the port city.