Carnival Triumph back in Galveston after first cruise

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on June 17, 2013 at 9:16 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 17 at 7:26 PM

GALVESTON, Texas -- Air 11 was over Galveston early Monday as passengers returned from the Carnival Triumph's first cruise in months.

Back in February, an engine room fire created a nightmare for thousands of passengers. They were stranded for days without power or running water.

The company spent $115 million to remake and repair the ship, and this time around it looks like everything went smoothly.

Triumph is scheduled to leave again Monday afternoon for another sold-out cruise.

The Triumph’s return to service is good news for Galveston. The city’s port director estimates the economy lost as much as $700,000 in revenue while the ship was out of service.

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