About three dozen passengers who sailed on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship that drifted at sea for days are hoping to collect thousands of dollars apiece as a result of lingering medical and mental problems they say were caused by their nightmarish experience.
Mardi Gras 2014 may be a few weeks away, but Carnival season has already begun in New Orleans, with brightly colored parades throughout the city and much more to come.
Lawsuits are already filed in this month’s disastrous Triumph cruise ship voyage, but the legal deck is stacked in parent company Carnival’s favor.
Passengers who finally escaped the disabled Carnival cruise ship were checking into hotels early Friday for a hot shower, food and sleep or boarding buses for a long haul home.
A Carnival spokesman says the towing of a disabled cruise ship that has been stranded in the Gulf of Mexico for days is taking longer than anticipated.
Passengers on the Carnival Triumph have described hallways filled with sewage, people fighting over food, and sickness sweeping over the ship.
A cruise line said that it is making the passengers aboard a disabled ship in the Gulf of Mexico as comfortable as possible, contradicting the accounts of some passengers.
Angie South of Allen was counting down the days until the cruise she had planned with 14 girlfriends. The four-day voyage on the Carnival Triumph, however, did not go so triumphantly.
The annual four-day Grapefest event starts Thursday. And while wine always takes center stage at the festival, there is plenty of fun for the whole family.
Already famous — or INfamous, perhaps — as being the home to “Jersey Shore,” Seaside Heights, N.J. is in the headlines again.