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After five miserable days stranded at sea, due to a fire in the engine room that left the ship without power and adrift in the Gulf of Mexico, Carnival Triumph has finally docked, releasing passengers from their terrible ordeal.
Descriptions of just how bad it really was aboard the ship were sent to loved-ones through texts and phone calls. These descriptions, provided by N.Y. Daily News, show that passengers had to go to the bathroom in bags and sleep in the hallway because the cabin floors were full of sewage.
However, Carnival Cruise is planning to shell out a minimum in monetary reimbursement for the extreme inconveniences, which ranged from sewage leaks to poor air quality,
According to the Sun Sentinel passengers cannot sue the cruise line over emotional distress due to a signed contract that comes with each cruise ticket.
In an effort to make reparations for the conditions imposed on their passengers, Carnival has agreed to give each passenger a full refund, credit towards a future cruise and $500. However, considering the conditions that these passengers endured for five days, one has to wonder if that is enough.
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