Another Carnival ship experiences problems

Another Carnival ship experiences problems; Legend cancels port of call, returns to Fla.

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FILE - The Carnival Legend, a 2,100-passenger, 960-foot-long cruise ship arrives at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in this Nov. 8, 2002 file photo. Carnival Cruise Lines says another of its ships has experienced problems and is heading back to the Port of Tampa. Late Thursday, March 14, 2013 the company said "a technical issue" affecting the sailing speed of the Legend forced the cancellation of a stop at Grand Cayman Islands. The Carnival Dream experienced problems with an on-board generator while docked in St. Maarten and the company announced Thursday that passengers would be flown home. (AP Photo/Carnival Cruise Lines, Andy Newman, File)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- For the second time this week, Carnival Cruise Lines says one of its ships has experienced problems during a cruise.

On Friday, Carnival Corp. said a technical issue with one of the ship's thrusters is affecting the sailing speed of the Legend, forcing the cancellation of a stop at the Grand Cayman Islands.

The ship is expected to arrive in Tampa as scheduled Sunday following a seven-day cruise. Passengers will get a $100 credit, refunds on pre-paid shore excursions and half off on a future cruise.

Also this week, the Carnival Dream experienced problems with an on-board generator while docked in St. Maarten. Passengers are being flown home.

A month ago, passengers on the Carnival Triumph spent five days in the Gulf of Mexico without power or working toilets.

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