TAMPA, Fla. -- A Carnival cruise ship that experienced technical issues with its propulsion system and canceled one stop arrived as scheduled in Tampa, Fla.

The Carnival Legend reduced its speed because of the problem and did not stop at the Grand Cayman Islands. Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen said Legend arrived about 7 a.m. yesterday in Tampa, and passengers were off the ship by the normal debarkation time of 10:30 a.m.

Carnival stressed in a statement that the Legend's safety systems, steering and services onboard continued to function normally.

Gulliksen said Legend should depart on time for its next trip, but still at a slightly reduced speed. He said the ship will stop in Costa Maya, Mexico, instead of Grand Cayman because it is closer. -- AP

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