Carnival Victory suffered from a brief power loss for around two hours yesterday afternoon to the surprise of thousands of guests onboard.
Carnival Cruise Ship Power Loss
During its February 25th sailing, the ship suddenly came to a halt while heading back towards its homeport in Florida. The Carnival cruise ship had a power failure for around two hours and guest went to social media wonder what happened and why the ship wasn’t moving.
@CarnivalCruise @uscoastguard I’m on the carnival victory and we have been dead in the water for almost 2 hours without any explanation. What is going on???
— Scott Partridge (@scottdpartridge) February 28, 2019
The Miami-based cruise line did respond on Twitter to those wanting more details and thankfully the loss of power was brief and all services were restored. However, Carnival did not mention the specific issue and what it was in relation too.
Carnival Cruise Line stated:
Carnival Victory experienced a brief power outage earlier this afternoon. Power and all services have been fully restored and the ship continues on the way to Miami for an on time arrival tomorrow morning.
Carnival Victory was sailing back to Miami, Florida at the time and was having a full day at sea. The four-night western Caribbean cruise included calls at Key West and Cozumel. With limited impact on the voyage, the ship is scheduled to arrive back in port as originally scheduled and the next cruise on March 1 is set to go ahead as normal.
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Unfortunately, these power failures have happened many times in the past. The most recent vessel was the Norwegian Epic when it diverted to San Juan to fix the issue but then ended up hitting the pier, you can read all about it right here.
Carnival Victory is scheduled to undergo a major dry dock transformation into Carnival Radiance starting on March 9, 2020. The last renovation was in January 2018. The ship is 101,500 gross tons with a guest capacity of over 2,700 at double occupancy.