|Carnival Triumph. Image: Wikimedia|
Carnival Cruises announced on Friday that ongoing maintenance that is likely to take over ten days, has resulted in two Carnival Triumph cruises on 3 June and 8 June being cancelled, with Carnival estimating the Triumph will be back in service by 10 June.
This latest announcement is reportedly the 26th cruise Carnival has cancelled since the Triumph was left stranded with no power in the Gulf of Mexico after a fire onboard, with the vessel subsequently breaking away for her mooring in Mobile, Alabama.
Last week, Carnival announced a $300-million initiative to improve facilities on all its 24 vessels, with Carnival president Gerry Cahill saying, "we've operated 8,000 or 9,000 cruises in the last six years”.
"The vast majority of them offered a great vacation experience.”
“We failed on two, but we're going to make the investment to reduce the possibility of it happening again."