Passenger aboard the Carnival Cruise Line Mardi Gras cruise ship

A search is underway for a male passenger overboard Mardi Gras cruise ship, operated by Carnival Cruise Line. It happened as Carnival’s flagship returned to Florida to complete its seven-night Caribbean cruise.

Mardi Gras carnival at the sea

US Coast Guard is looking for a man overboard Carnival Mardi Gras cruise ship. The cruise line confirmed on Saturday morning that the crew reported that an adult male had fallen overboard in the early hours of Saturday morning. According to passengers on board, it happened around 1:00 a.m.

At the time, the ship was returning to Port Canaveral, Florida, to complete its seven-night Eastern Caribbean voyage, which included stops at Nassau in the Bahamas, Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic and Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos Islands. .

Photo credit: Marc Mayntz

Cruise Hive has contacted Carnival Cruise Line and received the following statement: “Carnival Mardi Gras crew reported to the US Coast Guard that an adult male had jumped overboard early Saturday morning during the ship’s return to Port Canaveral.”

The cruise line continued with, “The ship’s crew participated in search and rescue efforts until the ship was freed by the U.S. Coast Guard, who are continuing the search. The Carnival Care team is supporting the guest’s family. Tuesday Gras has arrived in Port Canaveral and will follow his next itinerary.Our thoughts and prayers are with the guest and his family.

Mardi Gras was initially involved in the search, but was later released from his efforts by the US Coast Guard. The Coast Guest continues to search the area at this time.

the Carnival Exhilaration was also involved in the search effort early on and was also released. The fantasy-class vessel has already returned to Port Canaveral.

April 16 Delayed departure

Due to the late arrival in Port Canaveral on Saturday morning, the following April 16 will be delayed by one hour. The cruise line has sent an update to affected customers saying, “The ship arrived at Port Canaveral later than expected this morning and this will impact your embarkation today.”

The cruise line continues with, “Please delay your arrival appointment by one hour (for example, the 10:00-10:30 appointment will become 11:00-11:30). Customers who arrive before their new time will be asked to return at their convenient time. is assigned.

Carnival Mardi Gras cruise ship
Photo credit: Carnival Cruise Line

The ship will sail a seven-day Western Caribbean itinerary with stops in Cozumel, Costa Maya and Mahogany Bay. The vessel weighs 180,800 gross tons and can accommodate 5,282 passengers in double occupancy, as well as 1,735 crew.

There have been other overboard situations recently from Carnival cruise ships. The most recent was of Horizon Carnival in March 2022, when a guest jumped off the ship while sailing near the Turks and Caicos Islands. Also, in February 2022, a guest visited overboard Carnival value cruise ship returning to New Orleans.

This is developing news and Cruise Hive will update the post accordingly with additional facts.

Carnival Mardi Gras cruise ship

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