Carnival Glory Departs On Next Sailing Following Cozumel Collision, With Minor Adjustments
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
The seaworthiness of Carnival Glory was not impacted following a Friday collision with another Carnival vessel, and it successfully arrived back to homeport in New Orleans on Sunday morning.
Carnival Glory was maneuvering to dock when it hit sister ship Carnival Legend, which was already docked in Cozumel, Mexico, Carnival Cruise Line said. Six guests reported minor injuries at the time of the accident and all have been released by the medical team, says the cruise line.
"A formal investigation is underway to confirm the cause of accident, which we believe was due to spontaneous wind gusts and strong currents," stated Carnival Glory Captain Pero Grubjesic in a letter distributed to passengers.
As passengers were given a day ashore in Cozumel, Grubjesic said the team worked to secure the ship and make alternative arrangements for guests scheduled to dine at the Platinum Restaurant.
To apologize for any inconvenience caused by the incident, Carnival extended a US$100, per stateroom, onboard credit to passengers' Sail & Sign account.
Meanwhile, the ship’s next sailing on 22DEC was slightly delayed, according to a Facebook post by Carnival brand ambassador, John Herald.
"Please push back your Arrival Appointment by two hours and make plans to arrive within your new time. All guests must be on board by 5:00 PM. Please note, our call to Cozumel will now be moved to Friday, instead of Tuesday (tours will be automatically adjusted to the new day)," he wrote.
"With the exception of a section in the aft Platinum Dining Room, all features are operating and all activities will be offered, including the Christmas dinner menu we know our guests love."
Given the impact to the aft restaurant, he added adjustments to the dining plan for next week's cruise were necessary.
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Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.