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Carnival Cruise ships problems continue
I mean we had like an hour that you couldn't flush the toilets or use an elevator or the air conditioning wasn't on in some areas. But like I said it was only about an hour and other than that everything was good to go.
Passengers arrive home after another Carnival Cruise ship has mechanical problems.
First it was Triumph, then Elation, followed by Dream and now Legend.
Those are happy, uplifting names for Carnival Cruise ships.
But recently some passengers have experienced the exact opposite.
The mechanical problems onboard the Carnival Legend are affecting its sailing speed.
This brought an early end to the 7-day Caribbean Cruise for 2500 passengers and 930 crew members who set sail from Florida last Sunday.
The captain now charting course for Tampa Florida, skipping a stop in Grand Cayman.
It is expected to arrive on Sunday.
Some 1500 miles away --passengers from the Carnival Dream had to be flown home.
That's after the ship's emergency generator which operates "The Dream's" propulsion -- malfunctioned.
Some of 4300 passengers complained of power glitches and overflowing toilets.
Carnival says the ship never lost power but admits there were interruptions to elevators and toilets for a few hours Wednesday night.
We did not lose power. The toilets did not back up. They were, they were over accommodating to us
Everyone gave me a hard time when I was booking this cruise saying I can't believe you are going on a Carnival cruise after what happened with the Triumph.
He's talking about another Carnival Cruise ship.
Last month the "Triumph" suffered a catastrophic engine failure and had to be towed back to the port of Mobile.
Channel three brought you live coverage as ship made it's slow journey back to shore.
You may remember hearing passenger's tales of that five-day nightmare.
Glen Billingsley, Triumph passenger
"No power, no toilets. At times no water. We were just living in filth."
"I mean, it was tent city it kinda reminded me of what the Superdome looked like during Katrina. It was just smelly, smelly conditions."
Just yesterday -- 17 passengers stranded aboard the "Triumph" last month sued the company alleging negligence on the part of Carnival Cruise Line.
Four Carnival ships have suffered mechanical issues within the last month.
Carnival was asked why people planning a spring break cruise should trust them
The company replied saying .Quote. "We provide enjoyable vacations to 4.5 million people each year. It is important to remember that in neither instance was guest and crew safety compromised."
In response to the comments about maintenance and management problems, the company says maintenance programs meet or exceed all industry standards."