Carnival Cruise Passengers Just Released From Horrible Ship Are Now Stranded on a Broken Down Bus. Seriously.

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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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bills... billsfan1104

From what I understand they were at the end of the trip. The passengers have said that the crew was wonderful an didn't seem that upset, at least the ones I saw on TV. They are getting more than a new trip. They are getting compensated for this trip, a new trip and 500 dollars. That is a shit load of crap.

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The80s The80s

Seesh. I'd be pretty pissed with Carnival.

nonmember avatar sarah

to be honest i dont know why carnival is getting all this bashing. not everything is perfect all the time. accidnets happen and they got their money back and a new cruise and some extra money on top of that. cruises are not cheap and ya what happened was pretty crappy but there was no way they could have predicted that this would happen.

casse... casseopeia

I'm not crazy about cruises in general, but I've heard that Carnival is the worst.  So no, I would not go back.surprise mini

IH_Mommy IH_Mommy

Between the ships fire and mechanical failure, now a bus going down and many still needing to get on a plane to get to home. I would swear I was on a bad remake of Planes, Trains and Automobiles with Steve Martin and John Candy. Have a friend or family member come get me or call my ass a cab and bill Carnival.

Destiny Hall Lewis

I'm sorry but I don't think you should be financially compensated for misery. Trip full refund? Yes. Transportation home? Yes . If the company chooses to give you a new expense paid trip? awesome, but not entitled to it. Shit happens. No pun intended. Should they get more money for the mere fact they happened to be on the broken ship? Nope. That's the problem with people these days. They think they are owed something for having to deal with life. Booohoooo. CHEESUS

Vegeta Vegeta

Just saiyan... Why did they deficate/urinate everywhere? Even my numbskull dog knows to go in a designated area of the kitchen if he can't get outside...

Cel7777 Cel7777

Lol @ Vegeta! I wonder about that too...

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