The Fathom Cruise Ship, Adonia owned by Carnival Cruise Lines was forced to return to Port Miami on the evening of Sunday, May 29 because there was a total power outage as it was on its way to Cuba.
The ship was on the first leg of a weeklong cruise to Cuba and at around 5 p.m. in the afternoon all power went out leaving the ship in darkness and some of the 700 passengers stranded in elevators. The power outage lasted approximately 30 minutes during which time the bathrooms and air conditioning also ceased to work.
A cruise spokesperson said that the passengers were being kept updated and that the Coast Guard had been notified. Even though the situation was resolved, the Coast Guard insisted that the ship returned to Miami for further evaluation.
Having returned to Port Miami Adonia left again at 3 a.m. Monday to continue on its seven night tour of Cuba.
Due to the problem, the ship was forced to change its itinerary, now arriving into Havana for two days at 7:30 a.m. May 31, and will now depart 6:00 p.m. on June 1. It has therefore been necessary to cancel the call to Cienfuegos and the ship will go from Havana directly to Santiago de Cuba.
So far Carnival Corporation have said nothing about compensation for passengers.