Overflowing toilets, bad smells and food shortages aren’t the typical features of one’s dream vacation, but for passengers of the cruise ship Triumph last week, it was a reality.
About 3,000 passengers endured those conditions while the Carnival cruise liner was disabled for five days, the Associated Press reported. The problems arose after the ship lost power due to a fire in the engine room.
Carnival has offered the affected passengers a full refund on their cruise and transportation expenses, credit for a future cruise, $500 per person and more, the AP reported Saturday, but one passenger has already sued the company, seeking unspecified damagers.
Since families may have vacations on their minds this week, if not already on them—students in some school districts, including those in Douglas and Paulding counties, are on winter break—we wanted to know if the headlines originating from this story have impacted you:
Will the malfunctions on the Triumph make you rethink traveling on a cruise?
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