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Video: After Brief Stop In Tampa, Carnival Legend Back At Sea

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Let's hope the luck of the Irish is with passengers aboard the Carnival Legend.  On Sunday -- St. Patrick's Day -- the cruise ship departed from the Port of Tampa for a weeklong excursion, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Last week, after its propulsion system malfunctioned, the Legend re-routed to Tampa’s Channel District. On Sunday morning, passengers disembarked as hundreds of others arrived for their afternoon voyage, which will travel at a reduced speed with as a propulsion specialist continues making repairs en route to Mexico -- not Belize, as originally planned.

Carnival’s public relations team has had its hands full lately. The Legend is the company’s third cruise ship to lose power, propulsion or toilets within the past week, the Times notes. Then there was the February engine fire aboard the Carnival Triumph, which left more than 3,000 passengers stranded in the Gulf of Mexico without power or plumbing.

Carnival Cruise Lines is based in Miami.