Cruise Ship Triumph http://www.kunc.org en Carnival Triumph Heads Back To Gulf Of Mexico, Under Power http://www.kunc.org/post/carnival-triumph-heads-back-gulf-mexico-under-power The Carnival Cruise ship Triumph is traveling again, having left the terminal in Mobile, Ala., where it was forced to dock in February after severe problems with its engines led to its being towed across the Gulf of Mexico.<p>The odyssey of the ship, whose 3,143 passengers endured <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/14/172002696/cruise-ship-triumph-will-dock-late-thursday-carnival-says">days without consistent running water</a> and electrical services, attracted national attention as it drifted at sea before heading to the Alabama coast.<p>Triumph is scheduled to sail to Freep Wed, 08 May 2013 19:45:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 44027 at http://www.kunc.org Carnival Triumph Heads Back To Gulf Of Mexico, Under Power More Problems Aboard Carnival Cruise Ships http://www.kunc.org/post/more-problems-aboard-carnival-cruise-ships For the past month, management at Carnival Cruise Lines has been in a nearly constant state of damage control.<p>In the past week alone, three of the cruise line's giant floating playgrounds have experienced embarrassing malfunctions that have at least inconvenienced, if not angered, many passengers.<p>Here's the latest status report: On Saturday, Carnival Elation had to be escorted by tug because of a problem in its steering system. Since Wednesday, Carnival Dream has experienced power interruptions at the island of St. Maarten, stranding more than 4,000 passengers. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:55:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 41569 at http://www.kunc.org More Problems Aboard Carnival Cruise Ships 'Cruise From Hell' Was A Mix Of 'Survivor' And 'Lord Of The Flies' http://www.kunc.org/post/cruise-hell-was-mix-survivor-and-lord-flies As they finally came off the Carnival cruise ship Triumph late Thursday and early Friday in Mobile, Ala., passengers from the ill-fated cruise told stories that call to mind TV's <em>Survivor</em> and literature's classic <em>Lord of the Flies</em>, <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-carnival-triumph-returns-20130215,0,3740161.story" target="_blank">the<em> Los Angeles Times</em> writes</a>.<p>According to the <em>Times</em>, "Debbie Moyes, 32, of Phoenix said she was awakened Sunday by a fellow passenger banging on her door, warning people to escape." An engine fir Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:07:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 40249 at http://www.kunc.org 'Cruise From Hell' Was A Mix Of 'Survivor' And 'Lord Of The Flies' We Wonder: Why Couldn't Disabled Cruise Ship Be Evacuated? http://www.kunc.org/post/we-wonder-why-couldnt-disabled-cruise-ship-be-evacuated As the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/14/172002696/cruise-ship-triumph-will-dock-late-thursday-carnival-says">Carnival Triumph drifted for days in the Gulf of Mexico</a>, we wondered: Instead of undertaking a slow, arduous tow to Mobile, Ala., wouldn't it have been easier — and more comfortable for passengers — to send an empty cruise ship to the area and evacuate the 3,143 passengers?<p>David Peikin, of the trade organization Cruise Lines International Association, said they could not comment on the specifics of the Triumph, but a lot of times these decisions have to do Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:55:00 +0000 40222 at http://www.kunc.org We Wonder: Why Couldn't Disabled Cruise Ship Be Evacuated? 'It Could Be A Lot Worse,' Triumph Passenger Says; Cruise Ship Docking At Ala. Port http://www.kunc.org/post/cruise-ship-triumph-will-dock-late-thursday-carnival-says The Carnival cruise ship Triumph docked in Mobile, Ala., late Thursday night, as the job of towing the stricken 100,000-ton ship hundreds of miles across the Gulf of Mexico took longer than expected. The ship's 3,143 passengers had coped with sewage problems and a lack of ventilation since Sunday, when the Triumph was crippled by an engine room fire.<p><strong>Updated 2:15 a.m. ET Friday: All Passengers Disembarked</strong><p>A spokesman for Carnival says all passengers have left the cruise ship that was stranded for days without power and running water.<p><strong>Update at 11:22 p.m. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:01:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 40210 at http://www.kunc.org 'It Could Be A Lot Worse,' Triumph Passenger Says; Cruise Ship Docking At Ala. Port