cruise doomJust when you thought it couldn't get any worse: You know those long-suffering Carnival cruise passengers who just finally, finally, FINALLY made it back to shore after days of being lost at sea on a sewage-filled ship of horrors? Those cruise passengers who were so relieved that their terrible ordeal was over they literally kissed the Alabama ground? Well, turns out their ordeal wasn't over at all.

Apparently the "caravan" of buses chartered by Carnival to transport the miserable travelers from Mobile to New Orleans has run into some technical difficulties ... "at least one of the buses" has become stranded. Oh my god. OH MY GOD. Being stranded on a charter bus would be a nightmare under the best of circumstances, but AFTER days of drifting on one big poop deck?!

Good lord. Wonder if they're all having a Bob Dylan singalong:

Oh, Mama, can this really be the end
To be stuck inside of Mobile
With the Carnival blues again?

Eh, probably not. I'm guessing everybody on that bus (or buses) is less in the mood for singing than they are for screaming obscenity-laced curses about cruise ships and/or sobbing. At this point, there's no question that Carnival owes these poor souls a lot more than a voucher for another terrible trip. But what? How do you calculate the appropriate amount of financial compensation for sheer and utter misery??

And what does Kathie Lee have to say about this mess?? (For you old-timers out there like me who remember those commercials!)

Would you ever ride a bus or a boat again if you were one of these Carnival passengers?

 

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