Pride of Carnival We will not be visiting Gothenburg, Sweden as planned on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, due to the severity of the problem affecting the high speed of the train.
The problem occurred on Tuesday evening, when monitors noticed that the ship was moving slowly and sometimes stopped at different times in the open waters of the Baltic Sea.
Propulsion problem solved Pride of Carnival
Guests traveling on Carnival Pride’s 12-night voyage back to Europe from Dover, England were informed via letter sent to their staterooms that they would not be visiting the ship’s final port of call, Gothenburg, Sweden, as planned.
“The train has developed a problem affecting its maximum speed and our engineers are working on repairs,” he said. the letter reads. “Unfortunately, due to this issue, we cannot go to Gothenburg today. We know you are looking forward to your time there and apologize for this unexpected change.”
All pre-purchased Carnival cruises to Gothenburg beaches, as well as taxes, fees, and port charges, are refunded to the Sail & Sign guest account.
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In addition, all staterooms are subject to a $100 (USD) fine for a missed port. This credit is for the stateroom, not the individual guest, and can be used for on-board purchases such as drinks, spa treatments, photos, souvenirs, or specialty restaurants.
Train Back to Germany
The nature of the steering problem has not been disclosed, and no details have been given about how it will be fixed or whether the train’s return to Dover on Friday, July 21, will be affected.
The guests are boarding Pride of Carnivalhowever, he announced the announcement of the master of the ship, Captain Renato Bendinelli, that the ship will return to Kiel, Germany, which is confirmed by updated data.
It seems unlikely that the ship will return to a northern German port, undergo repairs, and then proceed to Dover for departure as planned.
The operation of the ship’s hotel and the use of other energies on board do not appear to be affected, nor is any safety at risk.
There is no word on what will happen on the next tour, a 9-night European tour that is scheduled to depart from Dover, England on Friday, July 21 and visit various ports in Scotland and Ireland.
Pride of Carnival is an 88,500 ton, Spirit vessel that can accommodate 2,124 guests in two berths and 2,680 passengers when fully booked.
The ship currently sails from Dover in the summer and plans to offer a series of cruises from Rome in September and October before moving to Tampa and offering Caribbean cruises in the winter.
The latest Drydock
Pride of Carnival was about to undergo extensive renovations and repairs at the Navantia Shipyard in Cadiz, Spain a few weeks ago, from. April 28 to May 27, 2023.
During that renovation, new spaces were added to the ship, the warehouse was remodeled, the ship received new red-white-and-blue trim, and various mechanical and technical improvements were made.
Whether the engines were used or replaced is not stated, but when the ship is dry for a long time, all major systems are included in the maintenance and repair work.
These are not the first time Pride of Carnival faced the challenges of being deported. In March 2019 – ironically, just after the Fun Ship 2.0 drydock in February 2019 – the ship’s maximum speed was affected. This caused him to delay his return home, which at the time was Baltimoreand delayed the next trip by several hours.
Other Carnival ships have also experienced operational issues, ranging from minor delays to modified routes with docked ports. Carnival Sunshine, Carnival success, Carnival Vista, Carnival Elationand formerly Carnival Fantasyand all other ships have experienced various propulsion or engine problems.
Engine trouble can be caused by a variety of factors, as the movement of a ship is one of the most difficult. Marine engineers constantly monitor the engines and related equipment, and are available to make repairs even if the ship continues to move at a slower speed.