CNN: That about sums up how people are describing conditions aboard the Carnival Triumph Tuesday as tugboats slowly drag the stricken cruise ship toward Alabama — and freedom for its 3,143 passengers.
Some passengers report sewage sloshing around in hallways, flooded rooms and trouble getting enough to eat after a fire in the ship’s engine room Sunday left it drifting in the Gulf of Mexico. Passengers dragged their mattresses onto the ship’s open deck to stay cool and get away from the nasty smells inside.
Yeesh. All of a sudden work doesn’t sound so horrible. Sleeping up top on the deck of a ship with a few thousand rando strangers sounds gross. There could be Portuguese people on that ship. Disgusting.
Either that or you sleep in a room with a few inches of poop/pee sloshing around on the floor. Food is far and few between, no air conditioning or showering, this sounds like living in the slums of Mumbai. Not to mention you have to get on an airplane smelling like complete feces. I read the article a little bit more and it mentioned that the passengers are going to get their money back for the cruise, PLUS another free cruise, plus airfare. But it still doesn’t make up for the fact that going from the cruise ship to the airport and flying home in that condition has to be the most miserable experience ever.
When I was in Greece, I swam in the Aegean Sea. And let me tell you, as beautiful as it was, that was the fucking saltiest water I have ever been in. I didn’t get to shower off afterwards, we just had to naturally dry and put on some t-shirts and go to dinner. THAT was the most miserable and uncomfortable I have ever felt. My skin was just gross and salty, yet I was clothed. To this day, I still have never needed a shower as badly as I did that day. I can only imagine it feels even worse for these people.