||Passengers were told at 6 AM the first morning after embarkation that the ship had engine problems and would be missing three points on the itinerary: Prince William Sound. College Fjord, and Sitka; its stop in Ketchikan was cut short. As one passenger wrote, "We were very upset about missing the glacier viewing and Sitka. We will never be able to take this trip again, we saved for over 2 years and will not be able to come back to Alaska, their gesture of a $50.00 credit is a insult to our intelligence." Another passenger posted the following at Cruise Critic and clarified the nature of the problem: The ship starboard side propeller hit an iceberg or ice on the northbound trip which departed Vancouver. The damage was bad enough that it bent one of the propellers. Because of this damage, the ship could not use the engine and therefore could not reach the required speed to visit the missed ports. Also the damaged propeller caused a large amount of vibration which was noticeable when we attended dinner the second night. When we arrived in Juneau, Carnival had divers waiting to correct the problem.||Propulsion problems
||5 longshoremen were arrested after they blocked a busful of
cruise passengers in Whittier, Alaska. The union accuses Carnival
of violating US law by using foreign workers to load and unload luggage
from Carnival ships." One week later it was announced that
Carnival agreed to use American workers on future visits to
Whittier, per Federal regulations. Click here,
for media coverage.
|3.5.02||Cruise canceled for repairs.|| Cancellation
|28.4.02||Cruise cut short due to air conditioning problems -- 12 day cruise shortened to 9 days.|| A/C problems
||Reported Illness Outbreaks
|2.7.08||The ship reported 3 (0.33%) crew and 82 (3.61%) passengers had reported ill with gastrointestinal illness on a 7 day cruise from Whittier to Vancouver (June 25 - July 2).|
||The ship reported that 8 of 931 (0.86%) crew and 116 of 2205 (5.26%) passengers had reported ill on a 7 day Alaska cruise from Vancouver to Whittier (13-20 June).|
||102 passengers and 10 were ill with a gastrointestinal
illness. Clinical presentation of the illness is consistent with
a noroviral outbreak.