Carnival Miracle, it has canceled the August 28 sailing in order to put the ship into dry dock.At least passengers get fair warning -- Carnival is announcing that, due to propulsion problems on its new
Affected passengers are being offered several options -- all of which sail, roundtrip, from Miracle's summer home port of New York:
Rebook on any Carnival Miracle voyage between June 12 - August 21; guests receive a $200 onboard credit per stateroom.
Opt for Carnival Legend's eight night sailing to the Eastern Caribbean. It departs on August 27; that entitles folks to a $100 onboard credit per stateroom.
Or, choose Carnival Victory's five-night Canada/New England cruise; it departs August 28 and the compensation is $200 onboard credit per stateroom.
Alternatively, passengers can ask for a full refund or rebook on any 2004 - 2005 sailing (the latter folks receive a $100 per-cabin onboard credit).
According to a Carnival spokeswoman, the propulsion problem relates to a seal on a bearing in the starboard azipod unit. The company has taken interim action and does not anticipate the need to cancel any other voyages this summer.
The 88,500-ton, 2,124-passenger Carnival Miracle is sailing weeklong cruises to the Bahamas this summer from New York.
Carnival Cancels Miracle Summer Sailing
June 5, 2004