Carnival cancels 12 more Triumph voyages through mid-April

Carnival cancels 12 more Triumph voyages through mid-April

Credit: U.S. COAST GUARD

A Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous small boat patrols near the cruise ship Carnival Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico, Feb. 11, 2013. The Carnival Triumph lost propulsion power after an engine room fire Feb. 10, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Paul McConnell.

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 13 at 1:41 PM

GALVESTON, Texas -- Carnival Cruise Lines announced Wednesday it would cancel 12 more voyages of its Carnival Triumph, effecting sailings From Feb. 21 to April 13.

The Feb. 11 and Feb. 16 cruises were already canceled.

The company said guests would receive a full refund of their cruise fare as well as any other pre-paid  non-refundable transportation costs.

Guests will also receive a 25 percent discount on a future three- to five-day Carnival cruise or a 15 percent discount on a six- to seven-day cruise.

The cancellations come after the Carnival Triumph suffered an engine fire while in the Gulf of Mexico on its way back to Galveston. The ship became stranded with more than 3,000 passengers onboard.

Triumph was expected to be towed to Alabama by late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

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