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Carnival Liberty Cruises Modified Through November

By M and M Travel and Tours on 14th November 2016 in Travel




November 11, 2016


By: Newswire





carnival libertyCarnival Cruise Line has announced that Carnival Liberty’s remaining cruises through the month of November will have modified itineraries due to a technical issue which is affecting the ship’s maximum cruising speed. 

Carnival Liberty, which homeports in Galveston, Texas, had to cancel two cruises, departing November 5 and October 31, due to the issue. 

The issue is only affecting the ship’s speed and all other systems are operating normally, Carnival said. The ship is capable of operating cruises at reduced maximum speeds while Carnival’s technical team, together with outside experts, continues to work to fully resolve the problem. Following the modified November itineraries, the ship will go into a previously scheduled drydock and then reposition to Port Canaveral, Florida, to operate cruises from that port beginning December 15.

This change is being made since Carnival Valor is better suited to operate at the higher speeds required for the four- and five-day Mexico itineraries from Galveston while Carnival Liberty is well equipped to handle shorter duration cruises from Central Florida, Carnival said.

Built one year apart, Carnival Valor and Carnival Liberty are sibling ships with similar accommodations, public venues and Fun Ship 2.0 features including Guy’s Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina, the RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar, Carnival said. 

Carnival Liberty’s modified cruises from Galveston for the balance of November are as follows:

NOVEMBER 14 CRUISE: The November 14 five-day departure will include an overnight call in Cozumel (the call at Progreso has been cancelled). The ship’s arrival back into Galveston on November 19 will be delayed until later in the day. Guests sailing on this voyage will receive a $50 per person credit to their shipboard accounts and a 25 percent discount on a future Carnival cruise. Guests also have the option of canceling and receiving a full refund.  

NOVEMBER 19 CRUISE: The November 19 seven-day cruise will include stops in Cozumel and Costa Maya (the calls in Falmouth, Jamaica and Grand Cayman have been cancelled). The ship’s departure time will be 10:00pm for this cruise. Guests sailing on this voyage will receive a $50 per person credit to their shipboard accounts and a 25 percent discount on a future Carnival cruise. Guests also have the option of canceling and receiving a full refund. 

NOVEMBER 26 CRUISE: The November 26 five-day departure will include an overnight call in Cozumel (the call at Progreso has been cancelled). The ship’s arrival back into Galveston on December 1 will be delayed until later in the day. Guests sailing on this voyage will receive a $50 per person credit to their shipboard accounts and a 25 percent discount on a future Carnival cruise. Guests also have the option of cancelling and receiving a full refund. 

In addition, one Carnival Valor voyage, the four-day cruise from Port Canaveral departing December 11, will need to be shortened to allow sufficient time for the ship to transit to Galveston:

The scheduled December 11 four-day cruise from Port Canaveral on Carnival Valor will be shortened to a three-day cruise departing on December 11. The cruise will visit Freeport and Nassau, which were the scheduled ports on the four-day cruise. Guests sailing on this voyage will receive a one day pro-rated refund of cruise fare and a $25 per person credit to their shipboard account. Guests also have the option of canceling and receiving a full refund.

For guests on Carnival Liberty being transferred to Carnival Valor and vice versa, the cruise line will automatically transfer the reservations. Affected sailings are now temporarily closed in the system as the reservations team prepares to make the necessary changes, Carnival said. This work is expected to be completed by the end of November at which point new confirmations will be sent to all guests and they will again be able to access their reservations. Fly2Fun flights, transfers and other vacation components such as dining choices, pre-paid gratuities, shore excursions, Fun Shop items and Spa reservations will be maintained as originally booked.

We sincerely apologize to our guests for this disruption to their vacation plans, Carnival said. 

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