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.
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 on the Carnival Triumph have described hallways filled with sewage, people fighting over food, and sickness sweeping over the ship.
Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled voyages through April aboard the Triumph, a ship that has been plagued by mechanical problems in recent weeks and was finally left powerless in the Gulf of Mexico after an engine-room fire.
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.