Latest Bad News For Carnival As Legend Experiences Mechanical Difficulties: Is Carnival Facing Management & Maintenance Problems?
CNN reports that the Carnival cruise ship Legend is experiencing mechanical problems that are affecting its sailing speed, the latest in a growing list of woes for the cruise line.
The Legend was on the last part of a seven-day Caribbean cruise that departed Tampa on Sunday.
The cruise ship had to be escorted by a tugboat because of a malfunction in its steering system.
A problem with one of the Azipod units on the Legend has caused Carnival to cancel a scheduled stop in Grand Cayman in order to try and return back to Tampa, Florida on time on Sunday. One passengers is quoted saying: "Passengers are now really pissed off. Mood on the ship is getting worse among passengers, captain is giving limited information."
Cruise expert Ross Klein first reported the problems with the Legend in his blog earlier this week.
CNN aired an interview with an analyst stating that in light of the problems with the Triumph, the Dream and now the Legend, problems "run deep" at Carnival. There are problems with a lack of preventative maintenance and management issues.