Carnival Victory is suffering from technical issues and as a result, the current October 22 sailing from Miami, Florida has been changed.
Carnival Victory Technical Issues
The Carnival cruise ship has been hit with technical issues impacting the ship propulsion systems according to the well known Cruise Law News blog. The captain sent out a letter to guests onboard stating that the maximum cruising speed was being impacted by a technical issue.
Due to the problem, the sailing which departed PortMiami on October 22 has been altered. Carnival Victory was originally scheduled to call at Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico but both of these ports have now been canceled.
The 4-night itinerary was supposed to be a Western Caribbean cruise but instead, the ship is calling at Nassau today and then Princess Cays in the Bahamas on Wednesday, a private island destination for sister cruise line Princess Cruises.
Revised Carnival Victory Itinerary
- Mon, Oct 22 – Miami
- Tue, Oct 23 – Nassau, Bahamas – 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
- Wed, Oct 24 – Princess Cays, Bahamas – 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
- Thu, Oct 25 – Fun Day at Sea
- Fri, Oct 26 – Miami
Carnival Cruise Line did send out a statement this morning which confirmed the issues with Carnival Victory and that people are working on a fix during the voyage.
At the moment the cruise line is not expecting any impact or delays for the following October 26 sailing. However, if there are any changes Carnival will be informing those booked passengers.
This comes after Carnival Cruise Line recently announced a huge $200 Million overhaul of the Carnival Victory in 2020. During a major drydock, the vessel will be upgraded with new features and renamed as Carnival Radiance.
This isn’t the first time a Carnival ship has suffered from a propulsion issue. Cruise Hive posted about the Carnival Horizon having technical difficulties in August. There have also been many ships with similar problems not just from Carnival but other cruise lines too.
Carnival Victory is based out of Miami, Florida and is a 101,500 gross ton vessel. The ship has a guest capacity of over 2,700 at double occupancy.