Carnival Triumph returned to Galveston last night near midnight, more than 12 hours overdue. Passengers debarked around 7 a.m. today, as there weren't enough personnel to do a full debark in the middle of the night. Plus, many passengers were already asleep by then, a Carnival spokesman told Cruise Critic.
Embarkation for the subsequent sailing, originally scheduled to start yesterday afternoon, began late this morning and the ship is scheduled to depart at 4 pm. Triumph will now operate a four-night cruise to Cozumel instead of the scheduled five-night sailing to Cozumel and Progreso.
Passengers on the modified cruise are receiving a prorated refund of their cruise fare and refund of all taxes, fees and port expenses for the missed call in Progreso.
Carnival Magic similarly was delayed a day earlier this month after fog shut down the port. Magic was able to make all three scheduled ports of call, despite the delay.
--By Dori Saltzman, News Editor