The Carnival Dream was stuck at port in St. Maarten with a “technical issue” on Thursday. The ship's backup emergency diesel generator malfunctioned, the cruise line said. Crews are attempting to fix the problem.
Carnival is paying to fly guests home either to Orlando or their hometown, spokesperson Vance Gulliksen told NBC News. It is also giving guests a refund for three days of travel and offering half off a future cruise, he said.
Gulliksen confirmed one public restroom was taken offline because of toilet overflowing and there was one request for cleaning a guest cabin bathroom. "Aside from that there have no reports of issues on board with overflowing toilets or sewage," he said. "All hotel systems are functioning normally and have been functional since approximately 12.30 a.m."
The Dream never lost power, but suffered “periodic interruptions to elevators and restroom services for a few hours last night.” said Carnival spokesperson Lanie Morgenstern. "The ship has full power but is still at dock while personnel continue to work on the technical issue.”
There is much more to this story from NBC News, to read about it CLICK HERE.