After Cruise Ship Nightmare, Would You Book a Cruise?

Passengers reported five days of toxic conditions after a cruise ship lost power. Would this impact your decision to go on a cruise vacation?

Thousands of passengers and crew stranded on the crippled cruise ship Carnival Triumph arrived to port late Thursday, after spending five days in reportedly toxic conditions, reports the New York Times.

Passengers described cabins of total darkness, overflowing, non-functional toilets and long waits for food.  The 14-year-old ship reportedly had similar mechanical troubles last month that delayed a cruise to Mexico.

According to Forbes, with a fleet of 100 ships, Carnival Corp. is the largest cruise company in the world and controls around 50 percent of the market. 

Although at least one passenger has opened a law suit, lawyers say cruise companies passenger agreements are structured to limit their liability and define how a passenger can sue, according to the Long Island Newsday.  Lawyers say unless there was serious personal injury related to the incident, passengers do not have a case.

What do you think?  Would this incident impact your decision to book a cruise vacation?  Have you gone on a cruise in the past?  Was it worth the risk?


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