GALVESTON — Carnival Cruise Lines announced Wednesday it had canceled Triumph’s next 12 voyages from the Port of Galveston after an engine fire and problems with the ship’s propulsion left it stranded in the Gulf of Mexico this week.
The cruise line previously had canceled two Triumph cruises — those scheduled to set sail Monday and Saturday — meaning 14 trips have been scratched.
Carnival officials said a third tugboat was sent to assist in towing the Triumph to Mobile, Ala. The cruise ship is expected to arrive today.
The company said it would have about 200 people at the port in Mobile to assist passengers. The stranded passengers, including many from Galveston County, will be given the option of taking a buses to Houston or Galveston when they dock.
Carnival has scheduled 100 motor coaches; more than 1,500 New Orleans hotel rooms; charter flights from New Orleans to Houston on Friday; and transportation from Houston to the Port of Galveston so guests can retrieve their cars if they drove to the port, the company said in a statement.
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