Carnival Reverses Decision; Will Return to Limon

February 26, 2007
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This just in: Carnival, which over the weekend was telling passengers its ships would temporarily replace calls at Limon with stops at Honduras' Roatan, has changed its mind. According to a company spokeswoman, "the thinking at that time was to suspend calls until further notice. However, we are being advised this morning that Limon officials have been in contact with us and are taking a variety of proactive measures to try to ensure there are no further issues related to passenger safety. Therefore, starting with the Carnival Legend's March 8 voyage, we intend to resume calls to Limon."

As we reported, passengers from Carnival Liberty, while on an independently arranged shore excursion, were held up at gunpoint in Limon last week. One of the passengers, a 70-year-old former U.S. Marine, killed one of the assailants in self defense.

--by Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor