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UPDATE:

The ships March 5 sailing from PortMiami has been changed, you can read the details in our new post.

UPDATE:

Carnival Cruise Line has told us that they have increased the compensation to guests with 50% refund of the cruise price and a 50% credit towards a future cruise. as posted below, guest will still be getting a $100 onboard credit per person.

PREVIOUSLY:

Carnival Splendor has been forced to cancel the remaining ports of call on its week-long itinerary due to technical issues.

The ship which is operated by Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line is having issues with its maximum cruising speed and as a result, forced to cancel calls in St Thomas and Amber Cove. The two ports are the last on the itinerary.

We’ve been told by the cruise line that a “technical team is currently working on assessing the repairs” and that ship had to cancel the calls so it can arrive back at its homeport in Miami on schedule.

Carnival Cruise Line provided Cruise Hive with the following statement:

Carnival Splendor is currently experiencing a technical issue that is affecting the vessel’s maximum cruising speed.  The ship’s technical team is currently working on assessing the repairs.

Due to current speed limitations, the remaining calls at St. Thomas and Amber Cove have been cancelled so that the ship can return to its homeport of Miami on Sunday on schedule.

All guests on the current voyage will receive a $100 per person shipboard credit and a 25 percent credit toward a future cruise.

We sincerely apologize for this disruption to our guests’ vacation plans.

Carnival Splendor was supposed to arrive in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands today and then Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic on Friday. Guests will be getting a per person $100 onboard credit and 25% credit towards a future cruise.

The 113,300 gross ton vessel is sailing a 7-day cruise which departed PortMiami on Sunday, February 26. The vessel will arrive back on Sunday, March 5 where repairs will likely take place.

Carnival Paradise is also having maximum cruise speed issues which have forced itinerary changes through June 10, 2017. You can read more about the Carnival Paradise issues here.

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