The Doral-based Carnival Cruise Lines ship stranded for almost a week in the Gulf of Mexico is limping into Mobile, Ala., this afternoon — and the passengers’ stories are now beginning to be told.
The Carnival Triumph experienced a fire in the engine room Sunday, and conditions on-board deteriorated quickly as the ship drifted aimlessly.
With electricity scarce, the kitchens stopped making hot food — and passengers were fed onion sandwiches.
Worse: Sewage started seeping through the carpets, according to several passengers who took to social media to voice their anger.
And when the vacationers were asked to stop flushing their toilets, they were reduced to going into little plastic baggies placed outside of their cabin door for pickup.
Other cruise ships tried to bring supplies and food shipments, but the winds and waves made it difficult.
What was he doing while 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew were stranded on the high seas Tuesday night?
He watched his Heat beat the Portland Trail Blazers at the Triple A, of course!