I don't know the price, but it isn't an easy or quick repair. You either have to drydock the ship or put a cofferdam around the aft end. It also depends on how much the shaft is warped. Then there is the fact that you have to have replacement parts, some of which are probably not off-the-shelf items.
I don't see any updates on the Carnival website, but won't be surprised to see some cancelled sailings.
I wonder what it is about this class of ships? The Holiday has had similar events and sailed for a good while with a slightly bent shaft. They replaced it during the refit this spring.
Might not be the class of ships, but the ports they are sailing into. I need to go read the article, but if the port was Freeport, maybe its shallower than others and/or more susceptible to sand bars forming???
nope, after reading the article it wasn't Freeport.. it was Nassau. That would make ne made to have Nassau cancelled. Doesn't that cruise only go to Nassau and Freeport? But, they did give each passenger $50 and 25% off their next cruise. Wow.. such generosity for messing up a persons vacation.
they did give each passenger $50 and 25% off their next cruise. Wow.. such generosity for messing up a persons vacation.
Now, now Jim, that was probably much more than they needed to do based on Page 832, paragraph 46 b, article iii, of their maritime agreement signed in Transylvania, that states they are not responsible for a person's vacation.
Hey Dave, Thanks for the interesting article. I wonder if the "generous" $50 was just their port charges? Have been on that ship/itinerary and thought the top of the ship was going to scrape under that bridge leaving out of JAX.