Passengers Aboard Stranded Carnival Cruise Ship Forced to Endure Hot Rooms & Human Waste (VIDEO)


carnival cruise shipThere's vacations from hell, and then there's the disaster that is the Carnival cruise ship. In case you haven't heard, as of now, about 4,200 people are stranded in the Gulf of Mexico due to a fire that broke out in the engine room on Sunday, killing the power system. People stuck aboard the ship have used their cellphones, which have spotty service, to describe the current conditions, and let me tell you: It's absolutely awful.

Apparently, the entire ship reeks, as there's, um, sewage running down the walls and urine in the carpets. Most people can't shower, and since there's no air conditioning, many have resorted to sleeping in tents on the deck. The lines for food -- which are reportedly rowdy -- are around four hours long, and a few nights ago for dinner, "vacationers" were forced to eat cold onion sandwiches. Thursday, the ship is supposed to reach its new destination: Mobile, Alabama.

Some passengers, or those close to passengers on board, claim that people are "turning into savages", and say that instead of toilets, bags are being used to go to the bathroom. Carnival Cruise Lines president and CEO, Gerry Cahill, said: "All guests on the current Carnival Triumph voyage will receive a full refund for the cruise, along with transportation expenses. In addition, they will receive a future cruise credit equal to the amount paid for this voyage, as well as reimbursement of all shipboard purchases during the voyage, with the exception of gift shop and casino charges."

Um, yeah, not sure that's gonna cut it, Cahill. And also not sure any of the guests are going to want to vacation with Carnival again. I mean, how is there no backup backup backup plan for something like this? These poor people are floating in the middle of the lawless seas right now. And they're crapping all over the place! You're going to have to do a little better than "cruise credit equal to the amount paid for the voyage."

Cruise ships have always freaked me out. No thanks on not seeing land for hundreds of miles. And after the Costa Concordia last year; the lifeboat accident that left five dead this week; and this -- I can't really see myself taking one. Here's to hoping this nightmare ends soon for these poor people.

Have you ever taken a cruise?




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bills... billsfan1104

What the hell more do you want them to do????

kebrowni kebrowni

I took my first cruise a few years ago and it was awesome, a little crowded, but I avoided Carnival. I've heard too many bad things!

Net1957 Net1957

I've been on two cruises and they were both awesome! I would cruise again in a New York minute!! Except maybe not on Carnival!

jalaz77 jalaz77

I have done Carnival and never had a problem. My MIL has done several Carnival cruises as well and also has never had a problem. This would suck. Cold onion sandwiches?? I really don't believe that. They have a ton of food on that ship. It would still be a nightmare vaca though.

kelli... kelli0585

My parents were on this very same ship on its previous voyage (the one that left on Feb. 2nd)!  The exact same ship.  I'm glad they came back safe and sound. 

But the voyage (same ship) before my parent's was delayed because of propulsion issues, causing them to miss one of the port stops in Cozumel.  Apparently they only made a quick fix to allow the Feb. 2nd cruise to go underway, and the following cruise paid for it dearly.  This tells me that they don't really care about safety, and run the ships down as far as they go.

I will never travel on a Carnival cruise.


LNsMomma LNsMomma

I have loved all 4 of the Carnival cruises I have been on!  Never had a problem. I also don't typically choose the newest, biggest ship out there... 

I don't quite understand what these people would like the ship crew to do at this point. I'm sure it's a miserable "vacation" by now but at least they're alive and have something to eat.  If the ship lost power than all the cold food is spoiled so they can't exactly make them steak dinners.  Now they're complaining about not having hot coffee?  I guess they would all prefer to be floating on rafts in the ocean waiting on help?    I'm confused. I'd be happy to be alive and would probably want to try and sleep through as much waiting as I could.

kelli... kelli0585

LNsMomma. . .think about the demographic of people on those cruises.  Lots of geriatrics.  Young as well. . .but a lot of old people.  One passenger was in need of dialysis. 

Yes, they are alive, but the show's not over yet.  You can't downplay the seriousness of this.  You try sleeping through that.  On a makeshift tent with thousands of worried passengers, no less.

mcfar... mcfarterson

This cruise line has a disaster like this EVERY year.. Seems like whenever we read about a cruise ship having problems, it is Carnival cruise line... Something is seriously wrong with these ships & this crappy cruise line...

nonmember avatar wonderwhy

I've been on 4 cruises, and only one of them was Carnival. My Carnival cruise wasn't my favorite, but it wasn't a bad experience either. The crowd was young and obnoxious, and the staff did nothing to break up the fights, etc that resulted from the drunks. The staff seemed burnt out. Carnival doesn't try as hard as their competitors and it shows. This is just one example in a larger scale. This is the 3rd big crippling incident for Carnival in the last few years. You just don't hear about Royal Caribbean ships starting on fire, yet there are just as many of them out there.

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