OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

I see another ship having propulsion issues

I see that earlier today Carnival issued notice to those boarding the Vista that it was having propulsion issues and is not able to cruise at max cruising speed. Because of this they have changed the itinerary and replaced a stop at Grand Turk with a stop at everyones favourite Nassau instead. One really has to wonder. This ship is only 6 months old.

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coasterking
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

The Liberty had issues twice.  We had a cruise cut short by not going to Progresso as the forward bow thruster was out.  Then my friend came in late as the engines that runs generators  broke down and could not get up to speed.  Now Liberty is heading back to Florida.  We (Galveston) is getting Valor.  Hard to imagine the all mighty Vista having problems.

akaGrandmaJo
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Not good news for Carnival. The Vista also damaged the port in Europe if I recall correctly.

  

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Though it is not just the mega ships having propulsion issues, I have to wonder if ship size or dimension have something to do with this.  In any event, it is too bad for Carnival and the affected cruisers.

 

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

We have followed such concerns before. It kind of makes you wonder that since they CAN make these monsters, should they?

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I haven't really been keeping up with the news on this -- is it only Carnival, across their fleet, that is having this issue, or is it across all the lines?

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

It seem that the Fleet. including Princess has had trouble as of late. Most it seems are the Carnival brand itself , but other members are mentioned.

Of course there may be minor issues, but once the press gets a  hold of the story......

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I usually discount the press by about 90% to get an accurate version of a story anywayBig Smile

Perhaps CCL corporate needs to review their maintenance program?

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I just did a bit of research. It's easy to point a finger at Carnival, but when you look it up they operate almost all of the cruise ships in the world under different brands. So I guess that even with the maintenance program that needs the be fixed, that many ships equals something is going to break down. I mean really, even with the whole families 8 cars, something always needs fixin......Wink

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I understand the massive amount of ships that CCL operates under various lines, but find it strange that RCI corporation, also with numerous lines and many ships, isn't (according to the press) experiencing the same problems.

Of course, regardless of the theoretical problem, I do not plan on cancelling my Princess or Carnival cruisesBig Smile

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

They did... Hope that wasn't caused the imminent propulsion issues now Surprised

 

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