Carnival Fantasy
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The technical issue which was affecting a Carnival ship’s maximum cruising speed has now been fixed.

Yesterday we posted about the Carnival Fantasy ship having technical issues with its propulsion which in turn affected the ships maximum cruising speed. The vessel is sailing a cruise to nowhere instead of its original scheduled cruise to Cozumel, Mexico. We are happy to inform readers and those guests with upcoming cruises on the ship that the problem has now been fixed.

As technicians have now fixed the issue the cruise to nowhere has been altered as the ship can now sail at normal speed. Carnival Fantasy will be calling in Key West on Saturday, April 15 with a midday arrival. the cruise will end as normal back in its homeport of Mobile, Alabam on April 17. All future sailings will go ahead as normal.

Carnival Cruise line gave Cruise Hive the following updated statement:

Repairs to the Carnival Fantasy have been completed. The ship is now operating at full speed. While the ship will not be able to make its originally scheduled call in Cozumel, we are now able to add a visit to Key West to the itinerary.  The ship will arrive in Key West at midday tomorrow.

Guests on this cruise had the option of cancelling, receiving a full refund and disembarking prior to the ship’s departure from Mobile yesterday or staying on board and sailing on the modified itinerary which was originally expected to be a cruise to nowhere. Guests who chose to sail are receiving a 50 percent refund of their cruise fare and a $50 onboard credit as well as a 50 percent credit towards a future cruise.

We are very pleased that our technicians were able to complete the needed repairs and we are able to offer our guests a visit to the charming and historic town of Key West. Future voyages of Carnival Fantasy are scheduled to operate on their normal itineraries.

The ship was delayed departing its homeport on April 13 and guests were given the option to cancel their cruise with a full refund or stay onboard with compensation. Passengers who stayed on the ship are receiving a 50 percent refund of their cruise fare, a $50 credit to spend on the ship and a 50 percent credit towards a future cruise with Carnival.