Yesterday, Carnival notified its customers that it was modifting the itinerary of the Carnival Paradise for the following dates: 3/13/17, 3/27/2017, 4/10/2017, 4/24/2017, 5/8/2017, 5/22/2017, 6/5/2017.
Dear Carnival Paradise Guests:
We want to take a moment to provide you with some important information regarding your upcoming cruise. Carnival Paradise is experiencing a technical issue which is only affecting the ship's maximum cruising speed. While our technicians make the necessary repairs; we will need to operate a modified itinerary. We have replaced our visit to Grand Cayman with a call to Costa Maya and will be visiting Cozumel on Wednesday instead. We will also be extending our time in Cozumel for you to experience a little more of this exciting port of call. For your enjoyment; an on board credit of 25 USD; per person; will be applied to your Sail and Sign account.
Below is our revised itinerary:
Day Port of Call Arrive Depart
Mon Tampa, FL 4:00 PM
Tue Fun Day @ Sea
Wed Cozumel; Mexico 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
Thu Costa Maya. Mexico 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
Fri Fun Day @> Sea
Sat Tampa, FL 8:00 AM
Pre-purchased Carnival shore excursions for Grand Cayman will be automatically refunded to your onboard Sail & Sign account. Pre-purchased Carnival shore excursions for Cozumel will be automatically adjusted to the new day. For information on fun tours in Costa Maya, please visit www.carnival.com. We sincerely apologize for this change and thank you for your understanding. Most importantly; we look forward to welcoming you aboard for a fun and memorable vacation.
This comes just a day after Carnival had to mofify the itinerary of the Carnival Splendor after it developed what Carnival calls a "technical issue" with one of its engines at sea.
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