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Carnival Sidelines Nightmare Ship Until June

Cruise line shuts down 12 voyages
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2013 2:44 PM CDT
Carnival Sidelines Nightmare Ship Until June
In this Feb. 14 file photo, the cruise ship Carnival Triumph is towed into Mobile Bay near Dauphin Island, Ala.   (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

(Newser) – Carnival has canceled all voyages on the Triumph—yes, the "poop boat"—until June as part of a fleetwide review. The next 10 Triumph cruises have been canceled, ABC News reports, as have the next two outings for the Sunshine. The change will muck up the plans of more than 30,000 travelers, all of whom will get a full refund, plus reimbursement for non-refundable expenses and 25% off a future cruise.

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Carnival's CEO issued a statement saying the line was working on changes that would "better support continued power and hotel services should unexpected issues arise," and that they were "applying new learnings … in the area of fire suppression and extinguishing." The Sunshine was already out of service, as part of a long-planned retooling, USA Today explains. The line made no mention of the fate of the Dream or the Legend. (Read more Carnival Cruise Lines stories.)

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