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**FILE** Passengers from the disabled Carnival Triumph cruise ship arrive by bus at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. The ship had been idled for nearly a week in the Gulf of Mexico following an engine-room fire. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

**FILE** Passengers from the disabled Carnival Triumph cruise ship arrive by bus at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. The ship had been idled for nearly a week in the Gulf of Mexico following an engine-room fire. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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