MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Cruise Lines says the Carnival Triumph, which was crippled by an engine fire in the Gulf of Mexico last month leaving 4,200 people stranded for five days, will be out of service longer than initially expected.
The company reported Tuesday the ship will now return to service June 3, meaning 10 more cruises from Galveston, Texas, will be canceled. Guests on the affected voyages will receive a full refund, reimbursement for non-refundable transportation costs and a 25 percent discount on a future four- to five-day cruise.
Also, the Carnival Sunshine, which is undergoing a scheduled full-ship makeover, will return to service May 5 after cancellation of two European cruises.
The cruise line says it's improving hotel services that can run on emergency power, along with ship fire prevention systems.