After more than three without propulsion due to an engine fire, Carnival Splendor, along with 3,299 passengers is set to dock in San Diego around noon local time today.
The ship has been the subject of international media attention as an engine room blaze on Monday left the ship without power 50 miles off the coast of Mexico.
While the ship’s crew was able to extinguish the engine room fire, full power to the ship’s hotel was never restored, leaving passengers in the dark with bottled water and supplies sent by Carnival via the Coast Guard and Navy.
While the media has made a big deal of the situation, almost 300 ships will sail thousands of cruises this year with more than 18 million passengers, according to Cruise Industry News. This headline grabbing incident left no one injured and the ship’s crew was able to squash the fire relatively quickly.
Passengers will receive a full refund, transportation home, and a cruise voucher for a free future sailing.