Fathom Adonia returns to PortMiami following electrical difficulty

Cruise ship was headed to Cuba

(Courtesy: Carnival Corp.)

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 News 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 further evaluation."

According to the Coast Guard, the electrical issue surfaced 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 said: "Fathom will now arrive into Havana for the two-day call at 7:30 a.m. May 31, and will depart at 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.