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Carnival Triumph passengers consider lawsuits

Experts say cruise line faces minimal liability

Passengers who were onboard Carnival Corp.’s Triumph cruise expected a relaxing vacation. Instead, they found themselves stranded at sea for five days on a dysfunctional ship.

Last week, the Triumph was cruising along in the Gulf of Mexico when an engine fire caused the ship’s propulsion system and power to go out—meaning the ship’s lights, kitchens, air conditioning and toilets were out of order. The Triumph’s 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew members found themselves fighting for food and sleeping space in a veritable petri dish of germs and stench.

Ashley Post

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