Carnival Destiny will chang its
regular scheduled itinerary briefly at the end of this month.
The ship has to go to dry dock
between 13-20 February to sort out a propulsion problem that is affecting its
sailing speed. Other systems are operating normally.
As a one-off schedule alteration at
the end of this month, the Destiny will visit Cozumel and Costa Maya during a
modified 30 January schedule rather than Ocho Rios and Grand
Carnival has also cancelled two
cruises, initially meant to depart on 13 February and 18 February. Guests who
had booked on these cruises can either receive future cruise credits or full
refunds. In addition, passengers who were scheduled to be on the 13 February
departure will receive $100 shipboard credit. Those on 18 February will receive
$75 shipboard credit, to be used on a cruise departing prior to 15 December.
Carnival will refund travellers
with independent air tickets up to $200 shipboard credit on a future cruise.
Aside from the altered schedule of
30 January, the four-day cruise that departs on 4 February will visit Cozumel
rather than Key West and the five-day cruise of
8 February will stop at Freeport rather than Grand Turk. Those who sail on these cruises receive a
shipboard credit of $50 per person.
Carnival president and chief
operating officer Gerry Cahill said the company is sorry about the situation.
“We sincerely apologise for the
impact of these changes on our guests’ vacations plans and wish to thank them
for their understanding,” he said in a statement.
Cruises departing after 22 February
will go ahead as previously indicated.