Local Carnival Triumph Passengers Share their Stories

Even though the Carnival Triumph safely docked Thursday night in Mobile, Al., and the 4,000 passengers and crew are long gone, plenty of questions remain.

On Friday, a passenger filed the first of what could be many lawsuits against the cruise line, alleging that the ship was a floating hell. Lots of those passengers have been retelling their horror stories on Friday, including some from the Coastal Bend.

"I just can't believe it. When I walked into my apartment, I could not help myself. I cried," said Samantha Garza, a passenger on the Carnival Triumph. "I'm happy to be home. I'm happy to use a working toilet that flushes."

Despite the horrible stench from rotting food and overflowing toilets, by most accounts, passengers by and large worked together and shared what they had in order to make the ordeal as bearable as possible.

Passengers are also giving generally high marks to the crew, saying their professionalism helped to save the day.


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