The Carnival Triumph engine room fire occurred early February 10, 2013, when the ship was sailing in the Gulf of Mexico on its way back to Galveston, Texas. The ship's scheduled itinerary was a 4 day that departed on February 7, 2013, and the cruise's only port of call was Cozumel, Mexico. The passengers onboard were supposed to dock in Galveston, Texas on February 11, 2013 to end their cruise. However, after the engine room fire occurred this cruise was no longer a normal cruise. In a February 15 press release, one day after the Triumph docked in Mobile, Carnival states that the ship docked at the Alabama Cruise Terminal at approximately 9:30PM CST and the guests onboard were disembarked by 12:50AM on the morning of February 15, 2013. In the same press release Carnival also discusses the various transportation arrangements that were secured for the guests, compensation information, and some of the future cancelled cruises. At the time of the press release cruises for the Triumph were cancelled thru April 13, 2013. To view the same press release that I got some of this information from please click here. This press release will open in a separate window, take you away from my website to Carnival's News website.
I thought at this point things couldn't get any worse for Carnival. They had already had to cancel more Triumph & Sunshine cruises, and had different mechanical issues with the Dream, Legend, and Elation. However, on April 3, 2013 the Triumph broke free from its dock in Mobile, Alabama because of high winds above 70 miles per hour. At the time the Triumph was at a wet dock in Mobile, Alabama. This information is from an April 4, 2013 press release. You can view the press release by clicking here. The press release will open in a new window, take you away from my website to Carnival's News website.
On May 8, 2013, Carnival announced the Triumph would depart May 8, 2013, from Mobile, Alabama to sail to Freeport, Bahamas. The ship would sail under its own power to Freeport! Also Carnival announced that while in Freeport the ship would receive some 2.0 upgrades such as Guy's Burger Joint, Blue Iguana Cantina, Alchemy Bar, EA Sports Bar, Red Frog Rum Bar, and Blue Iguana Tequila Bar. In addition to these upgrades the ship would receive some of the improved safety systems and some general cosmetic work. To view this press release click here. This press release will open a separate window and will take you away from my website to Carnival's news website.
Thankfully there were no more delays to the Triumph's return to service! The Triumph was able to resume sailing June 13, 2013, from Galveston, Texas. I sailed on the renovated and refreshed Carnival Triumph on June 27, 2013, on a 4 day from Galveston, Texas. I was on the ship's fourth sailing back in service!
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