“By early afternoon, we had restored partial a/c,” she continues. “By around mid-afternoon, as we continued to bring additional diesel generators back online, we restored full a/c, power to the galley and full propulsion. Once that occurred, we started heading to St. Lucia.”
The ship was scheduled for a sea day Thursday anyway (with a call on Friday in Aruba). As a result of the loss of power, however, Destiny will spend Friday in nearby St. Lucia instead. Carnival has already flown technicians to St. Lucia; they’ll meet the ship when it docks tonight (estimated arrival: midnight). Until further investigation reveals the exact nature of the mechanical problem, Carnival’s calling the culprit a “technical malfunction.”
Otherwise, Carnival anticipates the rest of the cruise will “proceed normally” and the ship is expected to return to San Juan as scheduled on Sunday.