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Carnival cruise ship docks; 4,000 passengers head for home
A Carnival cruise nightmare for 4,000 passengers has finally come to an end, as the ship — after five days disabled at sea — pulled into a Mobile, Ala., dock late Thursday evening.
“This was my first and my last cruise,” said one passenger, in a USA Today report, who stepped from the ship and promptly kissed the ground.
Passengers had only words of praise for the crew, according to various media reports.
The ship had been stranded at sea in the Gulf of Mexico since Sunday, after a fire in the engine room cut power. Food was scarce, toilets backed up, and passengers described feces and urine on the floors, in various media reports. In the ensuing heat, the odor was horrific, described one passenger, on Fox News.
Carnival will be refunding passengers the cost of the trip, Fox News reports. The cruise line has taken a substantial financial hit; since Monday, company stocks fell 3.7 percent, Fox News said.
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