Carnival Cruise Line has altered the itinerary on one of their cruise ships due to an issue with the maximum cruising speed of the vessel.
Carnival Magic was scheduled to depart from Port Canaveral today on a seven night cruise to the Eastern Caribbean with port stops in Grand Turk, Amber Cove, San Juan, and St. Thomas. The cruise line has canceled the port stop in St. Thomas and will now just visit the other three ports.
Carnival Cruise Line is giving all passengers on Carnival Magic $50 in onboard credit for the canceled port stop. All guests who pre-purchased shore excursions in St. Thomas through the cruise line will receive a full refund. Additionally, port taxes and fees from St. Thomas will be refunded to passengers.
Also, since boarding didn’t start until 3:00 pm today, Carnival has given a $15 per person credit for lunch.
Carnival Cruise Line sent a letter to passengers notifying them of the itinerary change and the onboard credit that they will be receiving.
The letter apologized for the canceled port stop in St. Thomas and said that they are working on fixing the issue with the ship’s maximum cruising speed.
The new itinerary will be as follows:
- June 16 – Depart from Port Canaveral
- June 17 – Sea day
- June 18 – Sea day
- June 19 – San Juan, Puerto Rico
- June 20 – Amber Cove
- June 21 – Grand Turk
- June 22 – Sea day
- June 21 – Arrive back in Port Canaveral