Carnival Triumph Returns to Galveston

June 12, 2013

(3:05 p.m. EDT) -- Carnival Triumph returns to sailing four- and five-night cruises out of Galveston on June 13, four months after an engine room fire crippled the ship, leaving it adrift and without usable toilets, hot food or air conditioning. During its dry dock, Carnival Cruise Lines completed all necessary repairs and invested $115 million to upgrade the ship.

Some of the upgrades were part of a $300 million fleetwide program that resulted from an operational review of the fleet completed in April. These included enhancements to the ship's emergency power capabilities, new fire safety technology and an increase in operating redundancies.

Additionally, Carnival added Fun Ship 2.0 amenities during dry dock including Guy's Burger Joint, the BlueIguana Cantina and four new bars: BlueIguana Tequila Bar, RedFrog Rum Bar, Alchemy Bar and EA Sports Bar.

Passengers onboard the sold-out sailing from Galveston will be treated to a special performance by George Lopez. Lopez partnered with Carnival in April 2011, becoming the line's "Curator of Comedy." He is responsible for overseeing the comedy offered at The Punchliner Comedy Club Presented by George Lopez.

Carnival Triumph departs alternate Thursdays on four-night cruises to Cozumel and alternate Mondays and Saturdays on five-day sailings to Cozumel and Progreso.

--by Dori Saltzman, News Editor