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.”