Line's Carnival Miracle was originally due to depart on Sunday, May 27, and call at Belize, Honduras, Grand Cayman, Mexico. However, because of “pre-emptive but necessary maintenance work,” the cruise company said it required 2 extra days in port.
Some travelers were upset about losing 2 days and 2 stops, Belize and Honduras. The line offered a 2-day pro-rated fare refund, US$200 onboard credit to all cabins, free shuttles to Tampa Bay attractions along with special shows.
The Carnival statement said passengers were notified about the change beginning May 18. They could have cancelled and received full refund, or rescheduled without penalty.
Carnival Miracle set sail at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
For other Carnival Miracle accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.