Passenger's story of being stranded on disabled cruise ship
What were conditions aboard like?
- Duration 4:35
- Date Feb 15, 2013
What were conditions aboard like?
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This go in the shower.
And India and then -- bags and so it is not really really feel they really smelly.
And that's really bad.
It just -- not to eat she sat down there for days because she didn't want to eat so that she didn't have to use them Ackerman and read I had -- -- In exploit it in a trash can it office.
There's -- -- smell as bad as if they got worse as the longer win.
And it was have vacation -- -- survival mode.
-- we are hearing the horror stories from passengers thousands of them who spent five days stranded on a disabled cruise ship living with no power.
Overflowing toilets food shortages are horrible smells you can see some of them kissing the ground when they got off the ship.
-- -- deal with all on the carnival try and it finally pulled into port in Mobile, Alabama.
Last night and joining us now on the phone is Michael west -- Who is on the ship with his wife he's now driving through the great state of Texas -- home -- Mike how good does it feel to be back gotten solid ground.
-- wonderful William Pollack got a -- we inspect the.
After I that I that seven is married to a Texan I know I can't vouch for that as well that added Texans.
Feel pretty good when their back home in their home state for the right reasons what is the most challenging part.
The ordeal Mike.
I think the most challenging part that the entire ordeal did not -- that remembers.
And -- -- worry you walk there is what was running under -- On the floors.
What was running on the -- Here and in -- So would -- have been different crimes.
So you just have to walk in the market may not everywhere but it was there.
Just thinking about that can make your stomach turned.
Anything here that says a big ship and we're seeing that on the camera that this and he's issued ship so.
What did you do over the last couple days where did you guys stay how did you avoid the floors where that waste was how did you get -- Well my weight being a nurse practitioner.
All the factors that -- -- survival -- So we were able despite very well it by a slight didn't quite call it stated our president.
To minimize our opportunity deadly disease but others.
We brought stuff to beat so we were good yet they -- -- -- -- they had at all.
It sounds like a good idea and we were reminded of this by a doctor earlier this week on the show might to have that emergency -- even when he travel it seems like.
Something that we should all take into consideration we were hearing I'm.
-- and we don't know but the rumor is true any mention of some rumors on the ship that some folks were hoarding food can you tell us a little bit about that -- what was going on there.
That is not it river that was true we saw people doing what -- It's backed by -- and was that the jazz -- -- spirit that outlet under this they met with each fruit.
Members and they suggested that they are pledged to boot serbians themselves which they implement it.
It took their probable way and it also.
Move the -- to complete a two hour wait you know -- like power is -- are so hard sometimes -- out our did -- get booed.
Exactly he married dad pretty good -- at night.
Is retired military.
You know -- -- She's says she has a lot of good ideas that you got that emergencies -- wise assembly beekeeper for sure let me ask you about this event here that the passengers were.
Getting a full -- and getting discounts and future cruises.
And of 500 dollars in compensation how do you feel about that.
-- totally retired worked on the bullet that I think people that did not.
Was losing work.
Hey if they were out of work I think they've got a dish out about how that'll -- salt.
You know wicket regular Social Security anyway -- very Arabic are all want our duty city -- so that doesn't make the occurrence.
That's interesting point in hey this is your -- Third Cruz -- they're gonna be a fourth Cruz Mike.
They like have been belly the other if you have an automobile next -- you know -- driving.
Well something good point and you got -- emergency kit that really helps out so that's.
Good tip for all of us -- sale at a Texas for me and I hope we have a good relaxing next few days thanks for the time.