Carnival Triumph

Cruise ship that had engine fire returns to Texas cruising

 
 
The cruise ship Carnival Triumph is towed into Mobile Bay near Dauphin Island, Ala., on Feb. 14, 2013, after it was disabled by an engine room fire.
The cruise ship Carnival Triumph is towed into Mobile Bay near Dauphin Island, Ala., on Feb. 14, 2013, after it was disabled by an engine room fire.
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A Carnival Cruise Lines ship that spent several days adrift in the Gulf of Mexico after an engine fire has been repaired and will resume cruises from Texas.

Company officials say the nearly 900-foot Carnival Triumph departs Thursday from Galveston on a sold-out cruise to Mexico.

The ship became disabled during a February cruise of the Caribbean. Passengers had to endure cold food, unsanitary conditions and power outages while the vessel was towed to Mobile, Ala.

A company statement says the Carnival Triumph underwent $115 million in repairs and upgrades. Work was done in Alabama and at a dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas. The ship returned to Galveston on Tuesday.

The Carnival Triumph can accommodate nearly 3,500 passengers and a crew of about 1,100.

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