Various Travel websites are reporting that the Carnival Splendor cruise ship remains docked at its home port in Los Angeles, delaying its scheduled departure due to engine problems.
Passengers are already aboard the ship, and were awaiting departure from the port on May 25 when the captain announced the delay over the loudspeaker. While the ship awaits a technician to help resolve the issue, the vessel will remain at Los Angeles.
Passengers have already spent one night at port on the ship, and it appears they will spend at least one more night in Los Angeles. The delay has resulted in ship authorities cancelling the ship’s stop in Mazatlan.
Though the exact nature of the engine problems were not disclosed, Carnival did indicate that the issue affects the ship’s maximum speed.
Carnival has offered affected passengers a $50 credit as compensation for the inconvenience.