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Technical issue enforced stop at Nassau
The "Carnival Elation" which had set sail from Port Canaveral for a five-night cruise to Amber Cove and Grand Turk on Sep 21, 2019, experienced technical issues affecting the maximum cruising speedso that the ship had to alter its itinerary on Sep 22. Though the crew has been working through the night to complete the necessary repairs, it became apparent that the ship would not be able to visit Amber Cove and Grand Turk, as planned. Instead an overnight stay in Nassau was secured, and the ship arrived on Sep 23 at 8 a.m. and sailed on Sep 24 at 8 a.m. As a result of the unexpected itinerary change, guests on the sailing are receiving a $100 onboard credit along with a 50 percent future cruise credit.
Tropical storm caused changes of itineraries
The Sep 2 sailing of the "Carnival Elation" from Port Canaveral has been delayed until Sep 6 due to typhoon Dorian, and will be shortened. The ports of call will be determined by the weather.
Carnival Elation Captain and Crew Recognized with AFRAS Humanitarian Assistance Award
Captain Gaetano Gigliotti and the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Elation have been recognized with the Cruise Line Humanitarian Assistance Award from the Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS), an organization whose mission is to provide worldwide support and assistance to volunteer maritime rescue services and recognize and honor extraordinary maritime rescues. Presented during AFRAS’ annual reception in Washington, DC, the award honors Captain Gigliotti and his team for their incredible bravery in the rescue of a stranded fishing boat in the Gulf of Mexico during Hurricane Irma last year. In addition to the AFRAS Award, Captain Gigliotti was presented with a framed copy of the entry into the Congressional Record by Florida Congresswoman Federica Wilson commending the life-saving actions of the captain and his team. The rescued mariner, Edward Potter of Tampa, Fla., was reunited at the ceremony with Captain Gigliotti in a poignant and heartfelt meeting of the two seamen.Upload News