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CARNIVAL DREAM PERSONNEL WORKING ON SHIP’S TECHNICAL ISSUE

(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by Carnival Cruise Lines and received via e-mail. The
release was confirmed by the sender.) 
Statement Regarding Carnival Dream 
The Carnival Dream has a technical issue with the ship’s backup
emergency diesel generator which our engineering team is
currently working on.  Yesterday, during regularly scheduled
testing of the ship’s emergency diesel generator, a malfunction
occurred.  At no time did the ship lose power and the ship’s
propulsion systems and primary power source was not impacted.
The ship is at dock in St. Maarten.  All guests are safe and
comfortable.  There were periodic interruptions to elevators and
restroom services for a few hours last night.  However, all
hotel systems are functioning normally and have been functional
since approximately 12.30am. 
While personnel continue to work on the technical issue we are
making arrangements to fly all guests home via private charter
flights and scheduled flights from St. Maarten.  Guests on the
current voyage will receive a refund equivalent to three days of
the voyage and 50 percent off a future cruise. 
We are also cancelling the ship’s next voyage which is scheduled
to depart on Saturday, March 16. Guests scheduled to sail on
this cruise will receive a full refund and 25 percent off a
future seven-day cruise.  Guests who re-book will have their
current rate protected on the future sailing. 
Additionally, any non-refundable transportation related expenses
will be reimbursed. 
Yesterday was a scheduled port of call visit to St. Maarten.
Guests were able to spend the full day in port and have the
option of continuing to do so until their scheduled return home.
All of the ship’s activities and facilities are fully
operational. 
We are very sorry for this disruption to our guests’ vacation
plans and extend our sincere apologies.  We look forward to
welcoming them back on another Carnival cruise. 
The Carnival Dream was on the last leg of a seven-day cruise and
was docked in St. Maarten when the technical problem arose.  The
ship is based in Port Canaveral, Fla. 
Joyce Oliva
Public Relations
Carnival Cruise Lines
3655 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL  33178-2428
Ph:  305-599-2600 ext: 16010
Fax: 305-406-8630
e-mail: joliva@carnival.com 
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