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UPDATE: 10:45 AM EDT
The Carnival Dream has a technical issue with the ship’s backup emergency diesel generator which our engineering team is currently working on. Yesterday, during regularly scheduled testing of the ship’s emergency diesel generator, a malfunction occurred. At no time did the ship lose power and the ship’s propulsion systems and primary power source was not impacted. The ship is at dock in St. Maarten. All guests are safe and comfortable. There were periodic interruptions to elevators and restroom services for a few hours last night. However, all hotel systems are functioning normally and have been functional since approximately 12.30am.
While personnel continue to work on the technical issue we are making arrangements to fly all guests home via private charter flights and scheduled flights from St. Maarten. Guests on the current voyage will receive a refund equivalent to three days of the voyage and 50 percent off a future cruise.
The ship’s next voyage which is scheduled to depart on Saturday, March 16 has been canceled.
9:30 AM EDT – Carnival Cruise Lines’ 130,000-ton Carnival Dream is dockside in St. Maarten with technical issues.
According to a statement from a Carnival spokesman, “At no time did the ship lose power but there were periodic interruptions to elevators and toilets for a few hours last night. However at this time all hotel systems are functioning normally and have functional since approximately 12:30am.”
Carnival Dream is still docked and power is not an issue, as some news outlets are reporting. A webcam in St. Maarten shows Carnival Dream still pierside.
Carnival Dream is on a seven-night Caribbean sailing from Port Canaveral.
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