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Second Carnival Cruise this Week Facing Issues
Another Carnival cruise ship has reported problems while at sea, becoming the third Carnival ship in less than two months to experience difficulties onboard.
MyFoxTampaBay.com reports the Carnival Legend is skipping all of its scheduled stops through the Caribbean and is heading back to the port of Tampa to arrive on Sunday as scheduled, moving at only 14 miles per hour.
The Legend is the latest in a series of problem cruises for Carnival. The company announced Thursday passengers aboard the Carnival Dream will be flown home after the ship experienced problems with its on-board generator while docked in St. Maarten.
A month ago, passengers on the Carnival Triumph spent five days in the Gulf of Mexico without power or working toilets.
Tonya Esparza, whose son is aboard the Legend, tells MyFoxTampaBay.com her son said he first noticed a problem on the ship Tuesday night.
Esparza says her son says the ship is moving much slower, but all of the amenities are still working and there have been no power outages.
The company said in a statement to the station that repairs to the Legend's engine after it experienced problems were not adequate enough to allow the ship to travel to its scheduled stops, and passengers will get a $100 credit for the inconvenience.
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