A mechanical issue has caused Carnival Horizon to skip port of call, and is currently impacting the speed at which the ship can sail. As a result, passengers onboard have received a note from Capt. Gaetano Gigliotti that is explaining the situation, and offers compensation for the inconvenience.
Although the captain didn't get specific about the issue, he said it had limited their ability to safely maneuver during the docking process at the scheduled call, Amber Cove.
The captain explained that the issue was also impacting the maximum cruising speed of the vessel and that they were making arrangements for a technician to come onboard and make repairs. However, Gigliotti made clear that the issue was not impacting the operation of the cruise ship and they were expecting to arrive in port of New York on Thursday, August 16.
Along with the extra activities and entertainment, passengers will benefit from US$50 onboard credit per person to their Sail & Sign accounts. Additionally, the team was processing a refund for pre-purchased Carnival shore trips in Amber Cove.
There is no information at the time concerning the actual problem or whether it would impact the next sailing of Carnival Horizon.
For other Carnival Horizon accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.