LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Two people were arrested after the Carnival Splendor was towed into a San Diego dock Thursday, it was announced Friday.

“There were two individuals escorted off the vessel by law enforcement authorities,” the cruise line said in a statement. “While we are not in a position to comment on any specifics, we can state that the reason they were removed from the ship does not relate in any way to anything that occurred during the cruise.”

The 952-foot lost power after an engine fire Monday and was adrift about 200 miles outside San Diego.

At that distance from land, it was out of cell phone range for much of the ordeal. The fire left the ship without air conditioning, hot water or hot food. The casino was closed and, for a time, so were the bars. The swimming pool was off-limits because the pumps wouldn’t work.

Navy helicopters flew in Spam, Pop Tarts and canned crab meat and other goods.

Passengers will get a refund, including airfare, and a free cruise. Those holding reservations on the next Splendor cruise, which was scheduled to depart Sunday but was canceled, will be offered full refunds and a 25 percent discount on a future cruise.

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Comments (3)
  1. BRIGUY says:

    Silly people… all cruise luggage is gone over by drug dogs. I have never been on a cruise where someone didn’t get busted for trying to take drugs off a ship.

  2. BUGOY says:


  3. r gat says:

    thats todays reporters for ya……

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