Carnival Triumph Poop Cruise Passengers Reach Land Safely; Rescue Bus Breaks Down

(Passenger Kaitlyn Robertson)

(Passenger Kaitlyn Robertson)

If you were one of the passengers on the Carnival Triumph Poop Cruise, how could things possibly get worse? When passengers disembarked from the crippled ship at the port of Mobile, they got a hug and a ride from their loved ones right from Mobile, or climbed on buses bound for Galveston, Texas or New Orleans. After days stranded in the Gulf of Mexico, what the passengers needed was another travel delay. That’s what they got when one of those buses broke down. Well, at least this time they were stranded on land.

More passengers have opened up to the media since reaching land. One described the smell onboard as reminiscent of “a hot port-o-potty” to the L.A. Times.

Overall, morale was good, though. The real heroes of the voyage may be the ship’s crew. According to one passenger, stewards went above and beyond the call of duty, cleaning up rooms as well as they could, no matter how badly passengers befouled them. “People were doing crazy things and going to the bathroom in sinks and showers,” a Texas man told the Times. “It was inhuman. The stewards would go in and clean it all up. They were constantly cleaning.”

Carnival rescue bus breaks down while bringing passengers home [CBS]
Passengers tell tales of joy, woe as crippled cruise ship returns [L.A. Times]