Carnival Cruise Line has reached out to visitors booked on the following crusing of Carnival Satisfaction to tell them that the 9-night cruise from Dover, England departing on Friday, July 21, 2023, has been cancelled. Impacted visitors have totally different choices to select from for this last-minute cancellation, relying on whether or not or not they’ve already traveled to Europe upfront of Friday’s embarkation.
Subsequent Crusing Cancelled for Carnival Satisfaction
Carnival Cruise Line has introduced that the following crusing of Carnival Satisfaction, which is presently docked in Kiel, Germany, should be cancelled because the vessel undergoes emergency repairs to its propulsion system. The cease in Kiel was not beforehand deliberate, and due to the repairs, the ship won’t be able to return to its homeport of Dover, England on time for the following cruise.
“Carnival Satisfaction is experiencing a technical situation and is making an unplanned cease in Kiel, Germany right this moment in order that we are able to board skilled technicians,” the e-mail defined. “Whereas we’re working to make the restore and get the ship again to Dover as rapidly as doable, we’ve made the tough determination to cancel the 9-day cruise that’s scheduled to depart from Dover on Friday as deliberate.”
The cruise line is providing a number of choices to booked visitors, relying on their journey plans.
Friends who haven’t but traveled to Europe will mechanically obtain a full refund of their cruise fare, port charges, taxes, and pre-paid onboard bills, in addition to a 100% future cruise credit score (FCC) for an additional crusing. Any airline cancellation charges may also be lined by Carnival Cruise Line as visitors submit receipts for reimbursement.
This selection will most clearly have an effect on visitors who’ve booked airfare by Carnival Cruise Line, however may also apply to visitors who haven’t but begun their travels to fulfill the ship in Dover in two days.
Friends who’re already in Europe will likely be reimbursed for 2 nights of lodge stays, as much as $300 (USD) per evening, together with a meals per diem of $100 per day, per particular person, starting on Friday, July 21, to cowl bills as they make preparations to return residence. Any airline change charges may also be lined by the cruise line.
Carnival Cruise Line can be investigating any availability on its sister traces – P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises – for 7-night sailings from Southampton departing on Saturday, July 22. P&O Cruises’ Iona and Princess Cruises’ Sky Princess are each providing Scandinavian itineraries on that departure date.
Shorter Cruise Might Be Doable
Relying on the character of the required repairs and any particular gear or elements that could be wanted, a shorter crusing could also be doable for Carnival Satisfaction.
“Based mostly on once we could make the repairs and return the ship to Dover, we could possibly function a revised itinerary with a shorter cruise that can finish in Dover on the initially scheduled debarkation date of Sunday, July 30,” the e-mail stated.
Carnival has stated it is going to attain out to booked visitors with follow-up particulars for the potential of a shorter crusing on Thursday, July 20.
If a shorter cruise is feasible, visitors will obtain a prorated refund of their authentic cruise fare in addition to an onboard credit score for the adjustment, relying on the finalized plans for an altered crusing. As a result of visitors who haven’t but begun touring to Europe are being mechanically refunded, this feature will solely apply to these vacationers already in Europe.
The now-cancelled Carnival Satisfaction cruise was to have been a 9-night European itinerary calling on ports in Scotland and Eire.
Carnival Satisfaction Propulsion Points
The Spirit-class Carnival Satisfaction – which simply underwent an in depth, month-long drydock in Spain this spring – started experiencing points Tuesday night after departing Kiel, Germany whereas crusing a 12-night European itinerary roundtrip from Dover, England. The decision to Kiel was to have been the next-to-last port of name after profitable visits to locations in Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, and Sweden.
The ultimate port of name – Gothenburg, Sweden – was cancelled because of the propulsion points which dramatically decreased the ship’s cruising pace and compelled the unplanned return to Kiel. At occasions late Tuesday night and into early Wednesday morning, the ship was at a lifeless cease within the Baltic Sea.
Friends onboard have been issued refunds for pre-purchased Carnival shore excursions to Gothenburg, in addition to the taxes and costs related to the port name. For compensation for the missed port, visitors have been additionally given a $100 per stateroom onboard credit score.
Right now, visitors onboard now in Kiel have been knowledgeable that the cruise line will help with return plans to the UK, however particulars are nonetheless being developed. As many visitors are booked on successive, back-to-back sailings, the preparations could take a while to finalize.