Carnival Cruise Line’s Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Year


2013 has not exactly been a banner year for Carnival Cruise Lines.

The “fun ship” company, as they are called, has had a string of high profile mishaps.

In February 2013, the cruise ship Triumph lost power due to an engine room fire. It took tug boats five days to tow the ship back to port. Because there was no power, there was also no air conditioning, no fresh water, or working toilets or hot meals.

By the time the ship reached port in Mobile, Ala., many of the passengers were sleeping outside as the heat and humidity made the odor inside unbearable.

Right on the heels of that incident, another ship, the Dream had a problem with a generator while it was docked in St. Maarten. After many hours, in less than ideal conditions, passengers were flown home. The following week, the Legend, had to be rerouted back…

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