CCL-Carnival Cruise Line announced the cancellation of two upcoming December sailings on Carnival Horizon, citing technical issues the liner is currently experiencing that affect its max speed (23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph).
According to CCL's cancellation notice, Horizon's 6-night "Eastern Caribbean" voyage (Dec 5) and 8-night "Southern Caribbean" voyage (Dec 11), both departing roundtrip from PortMiami (Florida USA) are now canceled.
Carnival Horizon will be drydocked in order to fix the issues and will restart its schedule on December 19, 2021.
CCL sent a letter to passengers booked on a pair of cancelled sailings saying that Carnival Horizon had been experiencing an issue affecting her maximum cruising speed and, unfortunately, they would not be able to operate.
"We sincerely apologize for the unanticipated disruption to your vacation plans. We are very disappointed that we have to cancel your cruise with such short notice. In addtion to processing a full refund, we will also be extending a 100% future cruise credit (FCC) based on the value of the cruise fare for this voyage.”
Horizon is the first Carnival ship to restart operations from PortMiami FL on July 4, as well as the second in the fleet to restart sailings overall.
For more Carnival Horizon incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.