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Date Published: November 15, 2006
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(2:45 p.m.) -- Carnival Cruise Lines has announced that due to a Norovirus outbreak on its current ocean crossing (Rome to Ft. Lauderdale), Carnival Liberty's next cruise will be delayed for two days; the ship will remain at the dock in Ft. Lauderdale without passengers for thorough sanitation.

The ship is scheduled to arrive in Ft. Lauderdale on November 19, and was originally slated to turn around that day for a six-night roundtrip Caribbean cruise calling at Freeport, Grand Cayman and Costa Maya; the new four-night itinerary will include stops at Key West and Cozumel.

Cruisers booked on the November 19 cruise will be contacted by Carnival or their travel agent and offered two options:

Guests who choose to sail the shortened itinerary will receive a 50 percent refund of the cruise fare paid for the original voyage. They will also receive a 50 percent discount on a future cruise (three- to eight-nights) departing prior to December 15, 2008; holiday sailings are excluded. Those with independent air arrangements will be given a travel allowance of $200 to cover airline change fees and/or hotel accommodations on Sunday and Monday nights. Guests who booked their air through the cruise line will be given the option to change the incoming flight to Tuesday or receive complimentary hotel accommodations for Sunday and Monday nights in South Florida.

Guests who choose not to sail will receive a full refund, which will be processed within two weeks; those with independent non-refundable air arrangements can submit documentation to Carnival's guest relations department for reimbursement.

If you need assistance, contact your travel agent or 888-CARNIVAL.

--by Melissa Baldwin, Senior Editor
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