It's a return to the seas for the Carnival Dream.

The ship left Port Canaveral Saturday afternoon on its first cruise since mechanical problems cut short a voyage a week and a half ago.

Terminal 6 at Port Canaveral was packed again, with anxious passengers ready to set sail on the Carnival Dream.

"I'll be honest, I'm nervous," said Debbie Brice, a passenger from Lakeland. "I'm not a big sailor myself. I do it because the kids enjoy it, so really I've been pressured."

A faulty emergency generator on the ship forced Carnival to fly more than 4,300 passengers from St. Marteen in the Caribbean to Orlando International Airport, or their home airport last week.

Carnival sailed the ship, with no passengers on board, back to its home base in Port Canaveral on Tuesday.

They cancelled last Saturday's scheduled sailing from the port.

"I was waiting on the email, because my best friend got cancelled last week, so I was waiting on the email, but I never got it so I was excited that it didn't get cancelled," said Torie Lancaster, a passenger from Gainesville, GA.

Crews spent the week replacing the emergency generator.

And now Carnival says the Dream is safe to sail.

"I'm just very, very excited, and hopefully no problems," said Bob Jurczak, a passenger from Danville, IL.

Carnival means a lot to Port Canaveral. It's the largest cruise line in the world, and it was one of the first to base cruise ships in Brevard County. It now has three ships, including the Dream that call Port Canaveral home.

“We depend on their success," said Bruce Deardoff, a Canaveral Port Authority Commissioner.

Deardoff says Carnival will overcome mechanical problems that have recently plagued the cruise line.

“They have been an important, integral part of Port Canaveral for several years now," said Deardoff, "they’ll continue to be an integral part of Port Canaveral for many years to come.”

Deardoff says to expect an announcement from Carnival shortly about long term plans at Port Canaveral.

Because of recent problems, Carnival is undergoing a fleet-wide operation review.

The cruise line hopes to better improve continued power and hotel services should unexpected issues arise.

Carnival also gave an update on their Facebook page:

"The 130,000-ton Carnival Dream resumes service from Port Canaveral, Fla., today when it embarks on a seven-day cruise to the Caribbean.

The ship underwent repairs earlier this week to address a malfunction in the emergency diesel generator. Emergency back-up power has been restored.

Certification and clearance for the Carnival Dream to resume service has been received from all necessary regulatory organizations, including the United States Coast Guard.

Today's voyage on Carnival Dream will sail with more than 4,500 guests on board.

Carnival Dream operates year-round seven-day cruises from Port Canaveral, with voyages alternating weekly to the eastern and western Caribbean."