CruiseNewsCarnival Cruise Shortened, Passengers Receive Refund and Free Concert

Carnival Cruise Shortened, Passengers Receive Refund and Free Concert

A Carnival cruise ship will remain in port next Sunday for two extra days due to an unanticipated issue with the ship.  The cruise line said that the ship will now sail a shortened cruise and passengers will not only receive a pro-rated refund, but also a free Carnival LIVE show onboard.

Carnival Miracle was originally scheduled to leave Tampa on Sunday May 27 and sail a seven night cruise to the Western Caribbean.  The cruise ship will now leave Tampa on Tuesday May 29 and sail a shortened cruise.  Passengers will receive a two day pro-rated refund of their cruise fare in addition to $200 in onboard credit (per stateroom).

As a gesture of Carnival Cruise Line’s appreciation, they are excited to announce that they will provide a complimentary Carnival LIVE show featuring CMA Award winning country artist Tim Rushlow. With a career already populated with hit songs, 11 million records sold, CMA and ACM Awards, 3 Grammy nominations, 8 world tours and numerous other accolades, the former voice and front man for the country super group, Little Texas, will perform in the Main Show Lounge on Memorial Day.

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Passengers booked on this cruise may also cancel and receive a full refund. The cruise line is also refunding any non-refundable air tickets and all air change fees incurred to accommodate this new sailing.

In addition to the Carnival LIVE show with Tim Rushlow, Carnival made arrangements for live performances by the popular entertainer Edge.  Edge will perform pop up shows and instructional workshops for kids and adults throughout the cruise.

While the ship is docked in Tampa, Carnival will also provide daily, complimentary, round trip shuttle vouchers to Busch Gardens, Tampa Premium Outlets, Clearwater Beach, and Ybor City.

Carnival Cruise Line sent out a letter to passengers who are booked on this cruise apologizing for this disruption to their cruise.  The new itinerary will be as follows:

  • Day 1 Tampa
  • Day 2 Tampa
  • Day 3 Tampa
  • Day 4 Sea Day
  • Day 5 Grand Cayman
  • Day 6 Cozumel
  • Day 7 Sea Day
  • Day 8 Tampa

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CruiseNewsCarnival Cruise Shortened, Passengers Receive Refund and Free Concert


  1. Not surprised carnival miracle is having issues Back in 2015 when I sailed it to Puerto Vallarta and cabo that ship shook and vibrated all the time .

  2. I wish that was our option last year after Maria. We missed a whole port!! It sucked 7 days at sea with 2 stops. I will never cruise again

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