Carnival Triumph passengers need second rescue
posted at 9:11 am on February 15, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
The voyage otherwise known as the Cruise From Hell finally ended last night when the Carnival Triumph limped into Mobile, Alabama and began the hours-long process of disembarking its passengers. However, for some of the passengers, it wasn’t the last time they ended up stranded:
Thousands of passengers erupted into cheers Thursday night as the crippled triumph finally pulled up to the dock. As they stepped onto dry land, and into the arms of their loved ones some couldn’t contain their excitement.
Carnival then chartered a caravan of buses to transport folks out of Mobile, Ala. To add insult to injury, at least one of those buses became stranded on the way to New Orleans, reports CBS News correspondent Anna Werner.
Seriously? Just when it seems that the PR for Carnival Cruise Lines couldn’t possibly get worse, they hire a faulty bus for their suffering passengers. I have been on a Carnival cruise and had a wonderful time, and this is really a freak occurrence, but someone should have made sure that the buses were first class before they pulled up to the dock. Come on, man!
Is this a good time to remind readers of the Hugh Crew Cruise in July featuring Duane Patterson and myself, leaving on July 27th on the Holland America ship MS Zuiderdam? Er … perhaps not.