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Old 01-02-2005, 01:23 AM
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The Holiday is ailing. Seems there is a problem in an engine that limits speed to about half of normal. As parts are manufactured in Italy, and drydock space must be scheduled, cruses on this vessel are being sent to Key West. At present, it is unknown when repairs can be made, but Carnival is saying that the cruise scheduled for January 16th will likely be cancelled.
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Old 01-02-2005, 01:23 AM
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The Holiday is ailing. Seems there is a problem in an engine that limits speed to about half of normal. As parts are manufactured in Italy, and drydock space must be scheduled, cruses on this vessel are being sent to Key West. At present, it is unknown when repairs can be made, but Carnival is saying that the cruise scheduled for January 16th will likely be cancelled.
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That is too bad. I hope they can get her back to snuff quickly.

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Old 01-02-2005, 02:42 PM
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$#it happens. I am glad that I am not booked on this ship. Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-04-2005, 07:03 PM
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We are booked for Jan 8 on the Holiday. How do we find out if the cruise is still on?
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Old 01-04-2005, 09:28 PM
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Best guess would be to call your travel agent and get him/her to contact Carnival. See what the scoop is for your particular cruise. Also, a TA that says he works for Carnival is John Rozas- 1-800-819-3902 Ext:82315. He should be able to provide you with any itenerary changes.

Best guess is your cruise will proceed, but not to where you booked. Likely, if it's a 4-day, it will merely go out into the Gulf of Mexico. If it's a 5-day, maybe to Key West. That is what the Holiday has been doing since Thursday. It is dependant upon when the parts arrive.
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Old 01-05-2005, 08:28 AM
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can't get hold of anyone about the Hoilday, tried the number you gave and his voice box is full. guess I am not the only one trying to find out what is going on. I can't believe there is no number to contact directly to the Carnival line. If anyone can help, please let me know.
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Old 01-05-2005, 09:22 AM
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Hi I know one of the officers on board Holiday and sent a inquiry to him so maybe I can help!! can not promise as I do not know how often he checks his e mails, will be in touch if I find anything out
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Old 01-06-2005, 03:00 AM
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Hi Fran,

Nice to hear from you again.....hope that you & the family had a nice
Holiday Season. I am no sure what exactly is wrong with the propelling
system, as I am not too technical. I just know that it is influencing
our speed, so we are no able to reach all ports of call & home port in a
timely manner. All other functions & activities are going on as usual.

We therefore changed our itinerary. For the 4 day cruise we were not
able to do any ports of call, so we did a 4 day cruise to nowhere. For
this 5 day cruise we were suppose to do only Key West, but we do have
some Technicians sailing with us to work on the problem.....and they
manage to increase our sailing speed, so we are now on our why to
Cozumel.....the guests were very happy to hear this news!!!

The guests are been informed about the itinerary changes prior to
embarking the ship and all of them that whishes to still sail with us,
receives a free $100 on their Sail & Sign Account.

I guess some guests would be disappointed about this. I am like this
too.....if I mentally prepared myself for going to Cozumel and I can not
go anymore, I would probably be upset to.

Well I guess this is how life goes.....full of ups & downs.....as the
saying goes: "**** sometimes happens". For sure we do not want our
guests to be unhappy and we want them to have a great cruise experience.
We are also working much harder with all the added sea days.

Regards
A


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inquiring about the Holiday lots of rumors gong around on a chat site
that she is out of commission can you fill me in so as we know her
status, is she still waiting for an engine part or somthing? and is
she still making trips thanks, Fran
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Old 01-06-2005, 06:02 PM
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here is a post from the Holiday, I recieved this answer from one of my friends who is a officer on holiday so this should answer some questions on her status, Hope it helps you
 
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