"Nightmare" doesn't begin to describe the experience passengers went through
on the cruise ship Carnival Triumph. Disabled by an engine fire in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, the ship finally was towed back into port Thursday night. For several days, passengers had to deal with the stench from raw sewage
flooding rooms and hallways, as well as long lines
to get something to eat or drink.
Carnival's CEO apologized, saying the cruise line is "very sorry"
about conditions aboard the ship. And Carnival is putting its money where its mouth is; all passengers will get a free flight home, a full refund for the cruise, a credit for a future cruise, and $500 in cash.