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Old 03-14-2013, 04:04 PM
 
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I read that Carnival is now flying all passengers back to Miami. They will receive a refund of 3 days worth of their cruise, plus 50% off their next Carnival cruise. I wonder if that refund status will change?
Sandy, where did you see / hear they were being flown to Miami? I saw on their website the passengers are being flown to either Orlando or their final destination.

If there's any good news here, at least the ship was in port so passengers could get off the ship to explore the port. I think that's the right move on Carnival's part, to not risk returning to open waters without backup power.
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The guests are being flown to their home gateway, or to Orlando which is the airport for Port Canaveral, the Carnival Dream's home port.
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Thanks for the info. I stand corrected.
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No problem. The media outlets were so determined to be the first to report every new development on the big cruise ship story that there was plenty of unverified information out there.
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There is a report about the captain of Royal Caribbean's Oasis Of The Seas being aboard the Dream when the power glitch occurred. He was having lunch with the Carnival captain. I'm sure this happens frequently since cruise ship captains are members of a unique group. Still, the embarrassment of the moment must have caused at least some throat clearing and a quick "I'm afraid we'll have to skip dessert" as the Dream captain quickly hustled out of the dining room.

I get the mental image of the Oasis captain barely containing his laughter as he walks off the Dream and heads back to his ship. "I can't wait to tell the chief engineer about this!"
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I just hope all the "finger pointing" is in the right direction....It could happen to any ship out there.....even a bad cruise is better than no cruise:-)...Happy and a Safe Sailing to us all....

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In the nuclear power industry we have some '6 rules for outages', when the plant is shutdown for refueling and maintenance every 2 years. They are also known as the 6 rules for a project.

They are:

1 - Enthusiasm
2 - Disillusionment
3 - Panic
4 - Search for the Guilty
5 - Punishment of the Innocent
6 - Praise and Rewards for the Nonparticipants
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I'd be curious how many airplanes on a daily basis have flight delays due to some type of maintenance problem.
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I just hope all the "finger pointing" is in the right direction....It could happen to any ship out there.....even a bad cruise is better than no cruise:-)...Happy and a Safe Sailing to us all....

Bob E
I used to say this, but after the Triumph incident I would have to say no cruise is better than that cruise. We just got off of the Conquest today and booked the Dream for October on yesterday! I am not afraid to travel with Carnival. It could happen to any of them, but someone made mention yesterday at brunch if it might be some sort of espionage. Makes one wonder especially in these times.
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