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Carnival Cruise Lines ship sails following Galveston bay oil spill

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GALVESTON, Texas (FOX 26) -

The Carnival Magic cruise ship has sailed out of the Galveston terminal to begin a new voyage for the first time since an oil spill in the bay.

The five-day cruise that departed late on Tuesday morning will include Grand Cayman and Cozumel as ports of call. It was originally scheduled to be a seven-day trip that departed on Sunday.

Guests who opted to travel on the five-day cruise will receive a two-day pro-rated refund along with a 25 percent discount on a future cruise, according to a statement released by Carnival Cruise Lines.

The Carnival Triumph remains docked at the Port of Galveston while it undergoes hull cleaning to remove oil. Once the process is complete, the Triumph ship will be allowed to depart later on Tuesday as a four-day voyage to Cozumel.

The Triumph cruise was originally scheduled to sail on a five-day trip that departed on Monday. Guests who chose to sail on the abbreviated cruise will receive a one-day pro-rated refund and a 25 percent discount on a future cruise, according to the statement.

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