March 15, 2013 – 4:30 p.m. EDT

Carnival Legend is currently sailing on a seven-day cruise that will return to Tampa on Sunday morning as scheduled.

Because of a technical issue with one of the ship’s Azipod units that is affecting its sailing speed, the itinerary for Carnival Legend’s next voyage, a seven-day cruise departing Tampa Sunday afternoon, will be modified with Costa Maya replacing the call in Grand Cayman.  The other ports on the itinerary, including Cozumel, Belize and Mahogany Bay, Roatan, remain as scheduled.  The ship's safety systems and hotel services are all functioning normally.

Guests scheduled to sail on Sunday’s voyage have the option of cancelling and receiving a full refund or rescheduling for a future departure date if they prefer.

Carnival sincerely apologizes to its guests for this disruption to their vacation plans.

Carnival Legend operates seven-day Caribbean cruises from Tampa.