Carnival Triumph Returns to Service Thursday

The Carnival Triumph sails its first cruise on Thursday after the February fire that left it adrift & powerless in the Gulf of Mexico
The Carnival Triumph sails its first cruise on Thursday after the February fire that left it adrift & powerless in the Gulf of Mexico

The Miami Herald reports that the Carnival Triumph is returning to service from Galveston, TX on Thursday after $115 million in repairs and upgrades following the February fire that left it powerless in the Gulf of Mexico.

After several dramatic days adrift at sea in February, the ship was towed to Mobile, Alabama where it underwent initial repairs that included additional redundancies for shipboard services and extra backup power. For the past several weeks, the ship was in a drydock in Freeport, The Bahamas where it received Carnival’s FunShip 2.0 upgrades, including Guy’s Burger Joint, the Red Frog Rum Bar, the Alchemy Bar and more.

The ship returns to its home port of Galveston where it will once again sail 4 & 5 day cruises to the Western Caribbean. Media reports indicate the first two sailings are sold out.

— Simon Duvall

Simon Duvall is a luxury cruise expert and agent. You can follow him at @SimonTravels on Twitter

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