In his note, the captain attributed the listing to the cruise ship's fin stabilizer and stressed that "fin stabilizers are not a safety feature; they are deployed solely for guest comfort to minimize any potential motion while at sea." All guests were given a $50 on-board credit.
"There was never any issue with the safe operation of the ship and our officers quickly intervened to correct the situation," Carnival said in a statement to News 6. "Following the incident, evening events resumed for our guests. Carnival Sunshine proceeded on its Caribbean cruise as scheduled. We are very sorry for the disruption this caused. The ship remains fully operational and will sail as scheduled. We remain confident of the safety of the ship as we are committed to the safety of our guests and crew."
Some guests reportedly flew home from a stop in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday rather than stay on for the remainder of the trip, which finished on Friday back at Port Canaveral.
h/t News 6, New York Post