Carnival Cruise Line has released an update on the delayed Carnival Pride cruise ship. Guests are being asked to arrive at the cruise terminal between 6:30 to 9:00 PM and everyone must be onboard by 9:30 PM with the Carnival ship departing shortly after.
The technical issues impacting the cruising speed as also been fixed by the engineers. Passengers will be receiving $15 onboard credit. Here is the full update from the cruise line:
Carnival Pride is expected to arrive later this afternoon. Upon arrival we will need to disembark guests before we can proceed with your embarkation.
Please disregard your pre-selected Arrival Appointment and make plans to arrive at the cruise terminal between 6:30 PM and 9:00 PM (EST). Due to terminal seating and parking limitations, we strongly recommend that you do not arrive earlier than 6:30 PM. Guests who do will be asked to return within the newly designated embarkation times.
We will be posting a US$15.00, per person, onboard credit to your Sail & Sign account to cover the cost of lunch. This evening, dinner will be open seating at the main restaurant and at our Lido buffet.
In preparation for departure, all guests must be on board by 9:30 PM (EST). The ship will sail as soon as the boarding and loading processes are completed and this delay will not impact our planned itinerary.
We also want to let you know that our team has successfully resolved the issue that was affecting our maximum cruising speed.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to welcoming you aboard for a FUN and memorable cruise.
The Carnival Pride cruise ship will be delayed arriving back to her homeport due to a technical issue and bad weather on the east coast.
Carnival Pride Delayed
Carnival Cruise Line has released a travel alert for those guests booked on Carnival Pride’s February 23 departure out of Baltimore, Maryland. The Spirit-class cruise ship which is currently heading home is suffering from a technical issue.
The vessel has a problem with its maximum cruising speed but engineers onboard are working on resolving the issue. The ship is also sailing through severe weather conditions including strong winds and high swells along the U.S. east coast.
Carnival Cruise Released the following advisory:
FEBRUARY 23, 2020
February 22, 2020
Dear Carnival Pride Guest,
We have an important update to share regarding your cruise tomorrow.
Our Fleet Operations Center in Miami has been actively monitoring the weather along the east coast. Carnival Pride is currently experiencing strong winds and high swells as she sails back to Baltimore. In addition to these adverse weather conditions, our technicians are working to resolve an issue that is affecting the ship’s maximum cruising speed. As a result, our arrival will be delayed and this will impact embarkation for your cruise.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide you with an update by 8:00 AM (EST) tomorrow. If you haven’t already done so, we kindly ask that you sign up for updates by texting CCL3 to 278473 (CRUISE).
According to passengers onboard, the Carnival Pride is expected to arrive at the Port of Baltimore at around 4:00 PM on Sunday with debarkation starting about 15 minutes after that. All guests must be off the ship just after 6:00 PM.
This does mean the following sailing which is a 7-day cruise to the Bahamas will have delayed embarkation which in turn will make the ship depart the port late in the evening. The cruise line will be providing a further update on Sunday morning so do keep checking for official updates from them.
There could be a further delay to the voyage depending on weather conditions at the time and if the technical issue can be fixed. Carnival Pride is scheduled to call at Carnival’s private island of Half Moon Cay, Nassau and Freeport all in the Bahamas before returning to Baltimore on March 1.
The Carnival cruise ship is 88,500 gross tons with a guest capacity of over 2,100 at double occupancy. She last underwent a dry dock in early 2019 so is pretty much up to date.
Carnival Elation which is a Fantasy-class Carnival ship suffered technical issues related to propulsion in January 2020 which di impact the itinerary, you can read more right here.