The cruise from hell is almost over. Carnival’s Triumph, with more than 3100 passengers and 1000 crew members, is slowly, very slowly, being pulled by two tugs, towards Mobile Alabama. It’s expected to arrive Thursday afternoon, after a nightmare four days and nights when a fire took out the engines on Sunday.
The AC, the toilets, the power all stopped working. Passengers describe feces all over the floors, overflowing toilets, sewage running down the walls and on the floors, vomit and waste everywhere.
They were told to defecate into bags and leave them outside their cabin doors, and urinate in the showers.
The lines for what food there was were hours long, with many people getting nothing more than an onion sandwich.
This all started on Sunday, three days into a four day cruise in the Caribbean. There were many children on board, terrified by what was happening.
Carnival”s CEO apologized, and promised to get everyone free flights home, plus a full refund, and credit for a new cruise. Wonder how many passengers want to take them up on that offer?