Local cruise ship passengers react to stranded ship - WFLA News Channel 8

Local cruise ship passengers react to stranded ship

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The four-thousand passengers on the Carnival Cruise ship "Triumph" are anxiously awaiting their return to land.

The disabled cruise ship is being towed to the port in Mobile, Alabama after spending days at sea without power.

The conditions on the ship have deteriorated, there's no air conditioning, very little food and the sanitary conditions are less than ideal.

Passengers arriving in Tampa from another Carnival Cruise had nothing but sympathy for those stranded passengers.

Fran Kranz said, "we feel sorry for them because the conditions got to be rough and when you plan a vacation, you have good thoughts and happy times and we feel for them."

Another arriving Carnival Cruise ship passenger said, people were discussing what was happening on the crippled cruise-liner.

Greg Wusso commented, "the talk was about the sanitary conditions that other ships was going thru, and I won't go into details, but it doesn't sound like something that you would like to pay for."

You would think the latest problems for Carnival Cruises would discourage passengers in Tampa about to board the Carnival Cruise ship "Paradise".

Cruise ship passenger Juan Aviles said, "it crossed my mind but things happen randomly in this world so am not concerned about it."

Another cruise ship passenger, Courtney Strickland added, "I am not even thinking about am ready to enjoy our cruise and I think it will be great they are going to do what they need to and its fine."

Leonard Strickland who is about to leave on a cruise said, what happened to the "Triumph" is just a fluke, he added, "look how many cruises they take without a problem, no matter where in a car, a bus, a plane, a ship, sometimes things happen that are just out of their control."

But that doesn't make things any easier for the travelers on the Carnival Cruise ship "Triumph".

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