Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Carnival Cruise Line
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-16-2006, 06:14 AM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,669
Default
Carnival's ship Celebration spilled some lube oil and damaged a screw when the screw hit ocean bottom in The Bahamas. The ship is returning to Jacksonville for damage assessment. Read about it here.
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com


  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-16-2006, 06:46 AM
penny3333's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 10,601
Default
Oops, tide must have been out, ballast not emptied? Wonder how much a new shaft and screw cost?
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-16-2006, 07:05 AM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,669
Default
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.
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com


  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-16-2006, 08:18 AM
Jim C.'s Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 5,106
Default
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???
__________________
================================================== ==========
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,
Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise, Magic 1/14

NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-16-2006, 08:23 AM
Jim C.'s Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 5,106
Default
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.
__________________
================================================== ==========
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,
Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise, Magic 1/14

NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08-16-2006, 08:36 AM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,669
Default
The itinerary was Jax, Key West, Nassau, then two days at sea. I guess they needed three days at sea to get back to Jax with only one screw operating.
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com


  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08-16-2006, 09:54 AM
ChucksOK's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: The Southwest
Posts: 668
Default
Quote:
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.
__________________

  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08-16-2006, 10:01 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Posts: 11,612
Default
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.
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 08-16-2006, 12:13 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 10
Default
So..what now?!! Is that ship active or not?
Can somebody please tell me more about it because I had to be on that ship on August,21. (got a job there). Thank you
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 08-16-2006, 12:17 PM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,669
Default
Here is the latest info from Carnival.
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com


 
Closed Thread

Tags
bahama, bahamas, balcony, carnival, celebration, celibration, credit, cruise, holiday, ms, repairs, reviews, ship, shipboard, suite

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bahamas Celebration billybuzzy All Other Cruise Lines 7 07-14-2009 06:22 AM
BAHAMAS/CELEBRATION MACMOM Carnival Cruise Line 4 01-25-2006 07:13 AM
Sailed Celebration to Bahamas Nov 10 05 cruising gram Carnival Cruise Line 0 11-27-2005 05:51 PM
Celebration 4/14/05-4/18/05 to Bahamas. We Are First Time Cruisers! Newmdcouple Carnival Cruise Line 5 04-10-2005 11:30 PM
Celebration 4/14/05-4/18/05 to Bahamas. We Are First Time Cruisers! Ports of Call Chat 6 12-31-1969 04:00 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:02 PM.

Contact Us - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2