The Carnival Dream's 5,600 passengers and crew have been told that they have the option to leave the stranded ship to visit the port of St. Maarten until their scheduled return home.
A combination of commercial and private chartered planes are on their way to collect the passengers and taken them on to their final destinations.
Earlier this week, Carnival Cruise Lines President and Chief Executive Gerry Cahill said the company had launched a comprehensive review of its entire fleet.
It comes after a fire crippled the Carnival Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico last month.
Gregg Stark, his wife and two young children are travelling on the Carnival Dream which is currently stranded in the Caribbean after experiencing technical issues.
A Carnival Cruise Lines ship is stuck at port in St. Maarten in the Caribbean with equipment trouble.
Last month, 4,200 people aboard another Carnival ship were stranded for almost five days, after a fire in its engine room.
Passengers on the Triumph described "hellish" conditions including being forced to sleep in tents on deck and due to limited food being reduced to eating cold onion sandwiches.
Carnival Cruise Lines has said it is making arrangements to fly guests home from a stranded cruise ship in the Caribbean, Reuters reports.
The company has also said that affected guests will received a refund equivalent to three days of the voyage and 50 percent off a future cruise.
A Carnival Cruise Lines ship is stuck at port in St. Maarten in the Caribbean with equipment trouble, Reuters reports.
The captain of the Carnival Dream reported a problem with the emergency diesel generator, which controls the ship's propulsion, a US Coast Guard spokesman said.
The Coast Guard first learned of a problem aboard the ship from a passenger at about 3 a.m. local time, said Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss in Miami.
It comes a month after another Carnival vessel was disabled in the Gulf of Mexico by a fire, trapping thousands of passengers for nearly five days.