Fathom Adonia returns to PortMiami following electrical difficulty
Cruise ship was headed to Cuba
By Tasia Stone - Producer
Posted: 12:41 AM, May 30, 2016
Updated: 8:08 AM, May 30, 2016
MIAMI - The Fathom Adonia was on its way back to PortMiami Sunday
evening, following a power outage aboard the ship during the initial leg
of its journey to Cuba.
A cruise spokesperson sent a statement to Local 10 that read in part,
"The ship is fully operational and guests are being updated regularly.
The Coast Guard has been notified and the ship is returning to Miami for
According to the Coast Guard, the electrical issue surfaced at about 5
p.m. Sunday, and the power outage lasted for approximately 30 minutes.
Port workers said the ship returned to PortMiami and left again at 3
a.m. Monday to continue a seven-night tour of Cuba.
In a second statement, released Monday morning, a cruise liner
spokesperson wrote, "Fathom will now arrive into Havana for the two-day
call at 7:30 a.m. May 31, and will depart at 18:00 (6:00 p.m.) on June
1. Unfortunately it has been necessary to cancel the call to Cienfuegos
and the ship will proceed to Santiago de Cuba as scheduled."
The Fathom Adonia hosts voyages to Cuba and the Dominican Republic. In
early May, roughly 700 passengers boarded the ship to cruise to the
island nation. It was the first time a U.S. cruise ship had done so
since President Jimmy Carter eliminated travel restrictions to Cuba in
the late 1970s.
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