The one where Carnival Magic changed its inaugural U.S. itinerary…

Technical issues with the thrusters onboard Carnival’s newest ship, Carnival Magic, has resulted in changes to the current voyage out of Galveston, Texas.

Senior cruise director, John Heald, reported the following itinerary update on his Facebook page:

Monday 14 November – Galveston, Texas – Overnight
Tuesday 15 November – ‘Fun Day at sea’
Wednesday 16 November – Progreso, Mexico – Overnight
Thursday 17 November –  Progreso, Mexico – Overnight
Friday 18 November – Cozumel, Mexiso – Arrive 7:00 Depart 17:00
Saturday 19 November – ‘Fun Day at sea’
Sunday 20 November –  Galveston, Texas – Arrive 8:00 Depart 16:00

A call to Costa Maya has been cancelled as a result of the additional work on the thrusters and a sea day has been removed and replaced with an additional overnight in Progreso, Mexico.

Cruise Critic has reported that passengers will be credited with USD$25 onboard credit with Carnival Cruise Lines stating that “the technical problem does not compromise the ship’s safety and all other systems and hotel services are functioning normally.”

Originally published for e-Travel Blackboard.

Is it surprising that there have been technical issues a few months after launching? Social media sites have run rampant with pointing this fact out, but my theory is that it’s best to fix these issues when they arise so, regardless of how long Magic has been in service, perhaps passengers should be glad that the issue is being rectified!

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