Carnival Triumph back in Galveston after first cruise

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by KHOU.com

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Posted on June 17, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 17 at 7:26 PM

GALVESTON, Texas -- Air 11 was over Galveston early Monday as passengers returned from the Carnival Triumph's first cruise in months.

Back in February an engine room fire created a nightmare for thousands of passengers. They were stranded for days without power or running water.

The company spent $115 million to remake and repair the ship, and this time around it looks like everything went smoothly.

Triumph is scheduled to leave again later today for another sold-out cruise.

Like her, many were happy with what they saw. There are now new bars and restaurants, as well as new carpeting and bedding. Most important of all, there are now new engine rooms. The improvements cost $115 million.

The Triumph’s return is good news for Galveston. The city’s port director estimates the economy lost as much as $700,000 in revenue while the ship was out of service.

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