Moms of kids on stranded cruise line await ship's arrival
Families eager to see loved ones after ordeal
- Duration 5:53
- Date Feb 14, 2013
Families eager to see loved ones after ordeal
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The carnival cruise ship that is ironically.
Named to try out some might think of it more as a defeat at this point.
Expected to finally -- to port sometime this afternoon after the engine fire that happened on board knocked out a lot of the parted the ship back on Sunday.
Firsthand accounts of this -- -- -- that -- and really gross picture.
Of what is going on that ship right now and I'm joined now by two moms who just sick kids home -- -- and his ten year old stepdaughter is on the ship.
And has been -- they're both passengers and married or it.
This twelve year old daughter is on board Kim and Mary welcome good to have you both with us habits are really glad that this -- is finally arrived -- I'll be glad when the ship pulls up to see my daughter that is my daughter not my not my stepdaughter thank you for this is really -- their dad.
Tell me a little bit let's go to Mary timing a little bit Mary about what -- -- like that feedback you've gotten from your daughter is.
Hadn't have only really receive one phone call from my daughter and that was on Monday about 11 tired yeah.
And when I got on the phone with third he was hysterically crying she was scary.
Q -- you know what's gonna happen today she's like mommy I'm so scared I don't know what's gonna happen.
-- what I'm gonna do.
And but the last thing he sent me -- that was the hardest of all is.
I'm against us get I want -- to see you at the end.
And as a parent.
There's nothing yet that rips your heart more than an hour in -- lost the call shortly thereafter.
And she doesn't know I'm here.
And I need her to be home.
-- need to let her know that her mom is here.
As them -- completely understand that -- you want to feel right now is.
Your two girls just wrapped in your arms give a big tight hug and let him know that their home and that they made it through this ordeal.
And then everything's going to be okay but that's a long time you have not spoken with her since.
Monday let me go back to -- what's your interaction -- with your daughter.
At the same time that one day about one -- thirty on Monday my daughter was timing the same time I could hear it back to talking to her mom.
That is heard this you know my.
I was just -- -- crying mom please come get me I want to come home it's so I don't want to come home come get me please you know -- I mean I'm ready.
And -- you know and -- so yeah.
And this whole trip I mean obviously they must have been so excited.
Mary about going on this trip knows I'm going to be great right.
That was the plan we had text message on Saturday they are at a karaoke and -- and it blasts.
Yeah like to see him back there -- photos posted of him.
That my daughter -- at the end smiling -- here just happy Thanksgiving with their little car -- cards that are getting on the ship.
And -- we're very excited to get out of course there are ahead -- and of course they would be -- married what what do you think you know about carnival and the way they've handled this you know.
What are your feelings on that.
I will say this is Rebecca sixth praise -- pat I've been on five.
Carnival has always been -- very responsive to anything and we need it yet the leader.
Extra -- -- extra -- you know whatever what they've always been very did and I'm really very disappointed this time.
What do you pretty I don't wish positions on the ship I'm sorry that will land on the stump on time and you -- there.
Q what do you wish they had done differently -- anything you think they could have done differently I mean it's it was an accident there was a fire what do you think.
-- -- I mean it was an accident there was a fire I don't I know.
I want to just thank the crew I know they're doing their best to keep the situation under control I keep everybody.
OK I -- lives they would open up the communication.
With our technology today there should be no reason why we cannot have communication.
Some things and just some type of communication would be great that -- -- we don't have it actually the submarine is I look at it -- -- -- now.
Yeah -- -- of course I can just imagine.
You know I would be wondering Mary and I know there was a reaction is why they couldn't bring another ship belongs I -- sort of you know hold the two ships together.
And get everybody off or at least take some people -- you know those -- needed to get up as quickly as possible.
It was there explanation as to why they haven't done that is a satisfactory to you.
And I'm kidding giving them did not giving giving explanation.
I don't know why I can't talk to my daughter what are -- -- feel like that somebody's trying to hide something from me.
-- -- -- Why can't she just picked up the following -- And -- -- yet like Kansas and I understand the accident happened -- date communicate with me yeah I found out about this on the ice.
That's -- them out.
Lady this president transferring passengers from nuts about it ever understand that the waters have been -- choppy.
And how -- be such a high risk so I mean they're doing the best they can from while -- here to keep them safe.
I says yeah.
Conditions of what -- -- one last question there and it offer you a discount on a future cruise and a full refund we be taken any cruises are sending your kids on any -- any time said.
-- -- The first out -- opry Kim and I anything about her and there there on the ships there on the ship with their ads right if Rebecca -- to take -- crazy we'll let them.
And as for myself but I don't know that I'll take an Evelyn -- minimize spam land for a little while I think yelling I think that overnight -- -- yet.
-- -- -- is that you know evidently tax you with your daughters when you get them up there and good luck today announced his big day can't wait -- -- have -- thank reunion that you want so badly thank you ladies take care yes.