Jun 13, 2013 9:03 AM
GALVESTON - A Carnival Cruise Lines ship is to weigh anchor four months after an engine fire left it to drive for days in the Gulf of Mexico.
The nearly 900-foot Carnival Triumph is scheduled to sail Thursday from Galveston on a sold-out four-night cruise to Mexico and the western Caribbean.
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 ship underwent $115 million in repairs and upgrades in Alabama and at dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas, before returning to Galveston on Tuesday.
The Carnival Triumph can accommodate nearly 3,500 passengers and a crew of about 1,100.
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