June 26, 2002
Carnival has canceled Celebration’s June 27 voyage. The ship, slated to sail a western Caribbean itinerary out of Galveston, Texas, developed propulsion problems earlier this week; because of the resulting slowdown, Celebration skipped a call at Playa del Carmen and showed up late at Cozumel. Those passengers received a $100 onboard credit. Interestingly, the problem occurred before the ship arrived at its first foreign port and some passengers opted to take advantage of Carnival’s vacation guarantee. This stipulates that dissatisfied customers can get off at the first port and the cruise line will pay for transportation back to the home port -- and give a partial refund.
On the other hand, passengers whose cruise tomorrow is canceled will receive a full refund as well as 50 percent off another three-to-five day cruise.