WeCruiseToo
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They switched my ship!

We have a quick 4-night cruise out of Galveston planned for January.  We were booked aboard Carnival Liberty but the cruise line just notified us that they are swapping ships with Carnival Valor.  It’s no big deal, the ships should be almost identical, but they can’t tell us yet if our stateroom assignment will be changing.Surprised

It is mildly annoying that I now have to go through various sites and apps to change the ship name, but I guess that’s not too big a problem overall…Happy

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Johngold
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Just think, they might have changed it the day before and really confused you.

akaGrandmaJo
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

I read on another forum that they are switching the Valor out of PC with the Liberty out of Galveston due to the Liberty's propulsion issues. 

The Liberty can maintain sufficient speed for the Bahamas itineraries,  but not for the Cozumel/Progresso itineraries.

Folks who were booked on the last cruise out of PC before the switch are getting their four day

cruise reduced to a three day.  Lots of unhappy cruisers with that one. They are getting a modest onboard credit, a 25% future cruise credit, and up to $200 reimbursement for air fare change fees. 

 

OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Sorry to hear of the shuffle WeCruiseToo but it might be for the better to have the healthy ship.

 

OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

I am sorry but if a ship has propulsion issues it should not be booked on a cruise until it is fixed period. Changing itineraries to run a slower route is not the proper way it should be handled. This is just asking for trouble. I sure would not want to be one of the people booked on the Bahama run, Man, at a moments notice you could either have your cruise shortened or canceled and or have stops dropped. Oh yes Carnival will compensate you for the loss / change but that does not give you back your vacation or your vacation time. Sorry, I am normally not negative but this is just irresponsible on the part of Carnival management to be running a ship that is not up to par. And what happens if they encounter an emergency where the ship requires full power? Oops. 

Johngold
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[quote=OldGreyWolf]

I am sorry but if a ship has propulsion issues it should not be booked on a cruise until it is fixed period. Changing itineraries to run a slower route is not the proper way it should be handled. This is just asking for trouble. I sure would not want to be one of the people booked on the Bahama run, Man, at a moments notice you could either have your cruise shortened or canceled and or have stops dropped. Oh yes Carnival will compensate you for the loss / change but that does not give you back your vacation or your vacation time. Sorry, I am normally not negative but this is just irresponsible on the part of Carnival management to be running a ship that is not up to par. And what happens if they encounter an emergency where the ship requires full power? Oops.

Something like making sure the busses that are running have many places to stop so that when it breaks down etc.. I would be very concerned if the ship had repeated problems..

 

akaGrandmaJo
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

They have cancelled and delayed cruises out of Galveston, and have been unable to complete the booked itineraries for probably a month and a half at the least, now.

I wouldn't be happy either.  I'm a Carnival cheerleader, but not this time.

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

I saw that release. I think with the engine issues, it may be for the best. I know you will do just fine and roll with the punches... Hey you are on a cruise after all.... not even 2 months have passes, and i'm in withdrawals... but my bank account reminds me I can't go on anything yet.

WeCruiseToo
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That’s true, I am easily confused…Big Smile

WeCruiseToo
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Yes, the switch is due to the propulsion issues.  Carnival Liberty does, however, have a previously scheduled drydock prior to starting at her new home in Port Canaveral.  It’s unclear whether the propulsion issues will be fixed during the drydock; it’s possible the switch was the most effective way to deal with the added time it will take her to get to the drydock.

JusMe
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I'd be happy to be switched onto the ship that does not have issues.  Just think of how the people feel that get switched to the ship having issues ??

 

You got the good side of the trade Wink

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