There'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.