A Carnival Cruise Lines ship was stuck at a Caribbean port with equipment trouble on Thursday, a month after thousands of passengers were trapped at sea for days on a Carnival ship disabled by a fire.
The incident is the latest black eye for an industry battered by problems ranging from norovirus outbreaks to the Costa Concordia accident in Italy last year that killed 32 people.
The Carnival Dream, which was on a week-long cruise, remained in port in St. Maarten after its emergency diesel generator malfunctioned during testing Wednesday, according to the company.
Though the problem temporarily disrupted elevator and toilet services, the ship never lost power, Carnival said.
CNN reported that passengers had contacted the cable news channel to complain about power outages and overflowing toilets.
Carnival said it was making arrangements to fly passengers to Orlando or their final destination via charter flights and regularly scheduled flights. It is offering passengers refunds and a 50 percent discount on a future cruise.