Carnival Cruise Line has informed customers who have booked on the Carnival Glory March 27 departure from New Orleans of a change of route due to repair work. Work will continue throughout the voyage, requiring a port of call to be replaced.
Carnival Glory Repairs
The cruise line is planning repairs to the Carnival Glory on the next voyage leaving New Orleans on Sunday, March 27, 2022. A letter was sent to guests advising them that repair work would begin on the ship’s mooring machinery on Sunday.
Due to work in progress during the cruise, the scheduled call to Mahogany Bay, Roatan Island in Honduras on Wednesday March 30 has been cancelled. The port will be replaced by Progreso, Mexico on March 29.
Carnival Cruise Line said in the letter, “When Carnival Glory returns to New Orleans on Sunday, our team will begin repair work on the ship’s mooring machinery. Work will continue during the cruise and therefore it is necessary to replace our stopover at Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan with a visit to Progreso. Mexico on Tuesday, March 29.
No other details of the repair work were detailed in the letter, but Progreso would be the obvious choice for repairs on a Conquest-class vessel. Located in Progreso is a repair shop by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, the same company that built the Carnival Glory in 2003. The jetty at Progreso is also much larger than at Mahogany Bay.
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The cruise line is refunding all pre-purchased shore excursions booked through Carnival. The funds will automatically be added to the Sail & Sign account on board.
There are no other changes to the seven-day Western Caribbean itinerary, which also includes three days at sea, as well as a scheduled stopover in Belize on March 31 and then Cozumel, Mexico on April 1st. Carnival Glory will return to its homeport of New Orleans on April 3.
Carnival Glory is part of the popular Conquest class and was built at the Monfalcone shipyard in Italy. The vessel underwent a final drydock in June 2021, where the new red, white and blue livery was added. There was also a wet dock in January 2022, which was for routine hotel maintenance and cosmetic updates.
The vessel weighs 110,000 gross tons and has a capacity of 2,980 passengers in double occupancy and 1,150 international crew members.