Conflicting reports surround a recent plumbing issue on a Carnival cruise line that recently returned to port in Galveston. According to Carnival’s vice president of public relations, water was only inaccessible for the last two hours of the trip; however, passengers reported otherwise.
In fact, passenger complaints were so numerous that the news of the malfunctioning toilets was broken to the media by someone commenting on the steady stream of angry correspondence from upset passengers. Apparently, the plumbing issues were resolved just before 11 a.m. when a new crop of passengers arrived for the subsequent cruise.
This is only the latest in a series of unfortunate, humiliating blunders for Carnival Corp. Recently, there was a fire on the Splendor, another fire on the Triumph that left passengers adrift for four days, broken steering on the Elation, loss of electricity and plumbing on the Dream and the tragic capsizing of the Costa Concordia which left 32 dead.
Loss of plumbing can wreak havoc on a ship housing 3-4,000 passengers. The subsequent spread of germs can result in mass illness as evident in the recent outbreak of the gastrointestinal Norovirus. Thankfully, Arnold Donald, Carnival’s new CEO, has instituted a 110 percent refund for unsatisfied customers.
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Source: http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/bayarea/article/Water-problems-on-cruise-for-24-hours-No-5009940.php?cmpid=hpts, http://www.cruising.org/regulatory/cruise-industry-policies/cruise-industrys-commitment-safety-security