Carnival Cancels Next Carnival Dream Sailing, Flying Passengers Home

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After the Carnival Dream cruise ship experienced a technical issue and docked in St. Maarten, its mother company Carnival has elected to fly travelers home, cancelling the rest of the voyage as well as the next the next cruise sailing of the schedule.
The cruise liner Carnival Dream has a technical problem with the vessel’s backup emergency diesel generator that the engineering team of Carnival Cruise Lines is currently working on.
Yesterday, during regularly planned testing of the cruise vessel’s emergency diesel generator, a malfunction occurred. At no time Carnival Dream lost power and the vessel’s propulsion systems and primary power source wasn't impacted - according to the cruise line's statement.
While engineers of the cruise ship continue to work on the technical problem Carnival Cruise Line is making arrangements to fly all passengers home through private charter flights and scheduled flights from St. Maarten. Passengers on the current cruise sailing are going to receive a refund equivalent to 3-days of the sailing and 50% off a future cruise.
Carnival Cruise Line is also cancelling the vessel's next voyage that is being scheduled to depart on Saturday, 16th of March, 2013.
People scheduled to sail on this cruise are going to receive a full refund and 25% off a future 7-day cruise. People that re-book are going to have their current rate protected on the future sailing.
Additionally, any non-refundable transportation related expenses are going to be reimbursed.
The Carnival Dream cruise ship was on the last leg of a 7-day cruise voyage and was docked in St. Maarten when the technical issue arose. The cruise ship is based in Port Canaveral, Fla.