Carnival Dream‘s crew helped rescue 17 people in the Belize Channel on Wednesday after their boat capsized.
The Carnival cruise ship was en route towards Cozumel, Mexico when officers spotted the capsized boat. Captain Francesco Fiorentino’s officers and crew immediately notified the Belize Coast Guard, lowering one of its onboard tenders into the water along with local Belize tenders.
Because of the efforts, all 17 people were rescued. They were found to be in good condition before they were transferred to the Belize Coast Guard.
Carnival Dream was able to resume its voyage without any itinerary changes, and docked in Cozumel today as scheduled. The vessel is currently on a six-day cruise out of Galveston that departed May 14th.
Dream currently operates six-night western Caribbean and eight-day eastern Caribbean voyages from the eastern Texas port.
Highlights of Carnival Dream include the WaterWorks aqua park, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que, the Serenity adults-only retreat, Bonsai Sushi, Guy’s Burger Joint, Cloud 9 Spa, Alchemy Bar, and Seafood Shack. The ship also includes special Cloud 9 Spa cabins, which feature amenities like unlimited access to the thermal suite, two complimentary fitness classes, use of Cloud 9 Spa bathrobes and slippers, upgraded stateroom toiletries, and priority spa reservations.