to Carnival Splendor
|Carnival Splendor courtesy U.S. Navy|
Carnival Cruise Line indicates that the first tug boat has reached the Splendor and towing operations have begun.
TOWING TO SAN DIEGO
Carnival has decided to take the vessel to San Diego where it is expected to arrive late Thursday. Hotel and flight arrangements are being made for the ship's guests. If the ship is unable to maintain sufficient speed under tow, the original plan, to dock in Ensenada, could be reinstated.
The ship’s engineers were able to restore toilet service to most cabins and all public bathrooms, as well as cold running water. Currently several key hotel systems, including air conditioning, hot food service and telephones, are not available. The ship’s crew continues to actively work to restore other services.
Guests are able to move about the ship and food and beverage service, along with some shipboard programming, including children’s activities and entertainment, are being provided.
NEXT CRUISE CANCELLED
Carnival has also made the decision to cancel the November 14 seven-day cruise from Long Beach. Guests scheduled to sail on this voyage will receive a full refund of their cruise fare and air transportation costs, along with a 25 percent discount on a future cruise.
Carnival Cruise Line Update on Carnival Splendor
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Stay tuned for more updates as information becomes available