Carnival Triumph returns to scheduled sailing

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The Associated Press

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 13 at 1:00 PM

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) -- A Carnival Cruise Lines ship is to weigh anchor four months after an engine fire left it to drift for days in the Gulf of Mexico.

The nearly 900-foot Carnival Triumph is scheduled to sail Thursday from Galveston on a sold-out four-night cruise to Mexico and the western Caribbean.

The ship became disabled during a February cruise of the Caribbean. Passengers had to endure cold food, unsanitary conditions and power outages while the vessel was towed to Mobile, Ala.

A company statement says the ship underwent $115 million in repairs and upgrades in Alabama and at dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas, before returning to Galveston on Tuesday.

The Carnival Triumph can accommodate nearly 3,500 passengers and a crew of about 1,100.

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