IAmA Carnival Triumph passenger; Ask me anything!
I am part of this very interesting cruise experience and will answer any an all of your questions! I am currently still on the ship near the coast of Alabama and we are not expected to get off the boat until around 10:00. •3 day cruise that left last Thursday •Engine fire on the 10th - Caused everyone to wake up at 5:30 and get their life vests so. It was scary since you smelled smoke if you were on a lower level (we were on level 1). •Fire lasted for 8 hours and no one could go back to their cabins since the smoke filled most and the heat was unbearable. •We mostly sat around in lawn chairs for that day. •You couldn't walk past most of the public restrooms without holding your breath because of the stench and the lower levels had wet, smelly carpets and were uncomfortably hot. •On the 11th, people started taking their mattresses out on decks and slept outside (we did this as well). •The toilets didn't work this whole time (this lasted through the 13th). •We had the Carnival Elation, Conquest, and one more come and give us supplies. This was done through safety boats and a helicopter after one of the safety boats got pretty smashed up. •Cold food (fruits, veggies, sandwiches) •Low water pressure •Sick people •A few outlets were working •Free soda
•Full refunds •Free voucher for what you paid •$500 per person
Any other questions, ask away!
EDIT: Eating and going down to the lower deck with low Internet so I'll answer all of your questions soon!
EDIT: About to touch land! Going down to help my sick mom out with whatever she needs. Great questions everyone! I'm sorry about some misspelled words, I'm on my phone so it spellchecks incorrectly sometimes.
EDIT: In the hall waiting to leave. Also, more details.
EDIT: My phones at 5% and I'm almost at our hotel. No we are not participating in a class action thanks to the advice of you redditors and will answer even more questions tomorrow!
EDIT: Slept well in a hotel in New Orleans last night! Finally made it to the room at around 2:30am. They didn't have enough rooms for us at the first hotel so we were transferred. Leaving to go to the airport in a couple if hours, I'll keep on answering questions!
EDIT: Just noticed; FRONT PAGE! Thank you reddit! I really enjoyed all of your questions!
EDIT: Home at last! 1am Central time and I am finally sleeping in my bed! Well, good night reddit!