Sunshine propulsion issue / problem

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#1
NE Ohio
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Joined Mar 2013
Am on Sunshine now. Problem yesterday leaving Naples with propulsion unit, caused us to leave 1 1/2 hours late. Supposed to arrive in Messina at 7:00, limped in sailing at 13 knots at11:00.


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#3
Sutton Coldfield, UK
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Joined May 2007
Originally posted by W8G4SUN
Am on Sunshine now. Problem yesterday leaving Naples with propulsion unit, caused us to leave 1 1/2 hours late. Supposed to arrive in Messina at 7:00, limped in sailing at 13 knots at11:00.


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Please keep us updated if you can.
I did see on the live cam that you were late leaving last night.
It is great to get live information though,
Many thanks.
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Originally posted by Cruizinman
OP. no surprise to me.Well expected, Destiny is still in there somewhere
Exactly what I was thinking. Not a surprise at all.
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Youch!! Hope it is something really minor.
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#7
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Hopefully they will get the issue sorted, she sure did leave and arrive late. Looking at the tracking history from last night, seems she couldnt get past 14.8 knots.

NAPOLI 2013-06-11 Departure 20:57 Local Time
MESSINA 2013-06-12 Arrival 10:14 Local Time
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#10
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Originally posted by W8G4SUN
Am on Sunshine now. Problem yesterday leaving Naples with propulsion unit, caused us to leave 1 1/2 hours late. Supposed to arrive in Messina at 7:00, limped in sailing at 13 knots at11:00.


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That stinks. I hope that they get it figured out quickly.
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Originally posted by cruzn buckeye
too dang heavy with all the extras
must be that amusement park they put on it slowing it down
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#12
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i dont think the old destiny propulsion can handle all of the new cabins and people on the ship
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#13
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Ship happens.
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#15
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Originally posted by shof515
i dont think the old destiny propulsion can handle all of the new cabins and people on the ship
I wondered about this also.
The news media would have a free for all with this news, unless they've been waiting already for more to happen.
#16
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Originally posted by RuthlessBoss
I wondered about this also.
The news media would have a free for all with this news, unless they've been waiting already for more to happen.
Its a fair point and something you would have thought the engineers at carnival would have made sure it would cover.

Ships have this issue from time to time, i was due to embark the Norwegian EPIC on its maiden voyage from Southampton a few years ago, it was 6 hours late from the ship yard as could only sail at reduced speeds.
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#17
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Originally posted by RuthlessBoss
I wondered about this also.
The news media would have a free for all with this news, unless they've been waiting already for more to happen.
I could almost write the story for CNN. "As Carnival Cruise Line's fumigated and scrubbed Triumph returns to service in Galveston, after the excrement-filled cruise from hell in February, another aging Carnival ship, the Destiny, which they're now passing off as the Sunshine, is having propulsion problems in Europe, this on top of the struggling cruise line's decision to abandon the European market altogether".
#20
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OP, I hope they get things straightened out quickly and you and all the other passengers can enjoy the rest of your cruise.
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