The Carnival cruise ship disabled by an engine fire will be moved to the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal for repairs Thursday, one week after its arrival into San Diego Bay.
limp back into
last week where its passengers and crew were greeted by hundreds of friends, family members and curiosity-seekers.
The Splendor left Long Beach on Nov. 7 with nearly 4,500 people aboard. An engine fire aboard the 952-foot cruise liner the next morning knocked out power early in its seven-day trip to the Mexican Riviera, setting the ship adrift about 200 miles outside San Diego and 44 miles off the coast of Mexico.
Passengers documented the damage done during the power outage. They lived with no air conditioning, no phones and at times no toilets. After disembarking, some passengers told news crews they had been served mayo sandwiches because the cruise liner had no backup meals once refrigeration was lost.
Carnival canceled all cruises on the Splendor through the rest of 2010 so crews can repair the ship. Guests who were scheduled to sail on these voyages will receive a full refund of their cruise fare and air transportation costs, along with a 25 percent discount on a future cruise, according to a company news release.