Carnival Cruises experiences another failure

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The Carnival Legend, a 2,100-passenger, 960-foot-long cruise ship arrives at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in this Nov. 8, 2002 file photo. Carnival Cruise Lines says another of its ships has experienced problems and is heading back to the Port of Tampa. Late Thursday, March 14, 2013 the company said "a technical issue" affecting the sailing speed of the Legend forced the cancellation of a stop at Grand Cayman Islands. The Carnival Dream experienced problems with an on-board generator while docked in St. Maarten and the company announced Thursday that passengers would be flown home. (AP Photo/Carnival Cruise Lines, Andy Newman, File)
The Carnival Legend, a 2,100-passenger, 960-foot-long cruise ship arrives at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in this Nov. 8, 2002 file photo. Carnival Cruise Lines says another of its ships has experienced problems and is heading back to the Port of Tampa.  (AP Photo)

A Carnival cruise ship lost power Wednesday, Mar. 13, while it was still at port in the eastern Caribbean in Philipsburg, St. Maarten.

The ship, called the Carnival Dream, experienced a major generator failure. Toilets overflowed, with the loss of power making the lengthy experience more miserable. Each of the 4,300 passengers of the ship will now be flown home after the Carnival Dream.

In an article on CNN.com, Greg Stark, a passenger of the Dream who was traveling with his wife and two young children, said the power failure was a disappointment for  what was supposed to be a relaxing vacation. Stark said:

“There’s human waste all over the floor in some of the bathrooms, and they’re overflowing — and in the state rooms. The elevators have not been working. They’ve been turning them on and off, on and off.”

Power was restored to the ship Thursday morning, but inspections are being conducted on the ship to find the cause of the failure. For more information, go to CNN.com.

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