December 16th, 2013
09:49 PM ET

Could Carnival have avoided the Triumph cruise nightmare?

It was the vacation from hell for thousands of passengers stuck on-board the Carnival Triumph. A fire knocked out the ship's power, which meant no air conditioning, no lights, little food and water… and no flushing toilets. Conditions were so bad it was nicknamed "The Poop Cruise." Now CNN has learned that the ship set sail with only four of six generators operating and knew of a generator fire hazard across its fleet of ships. Investigative Correstpondent Drew Griffin is Keeping Them Honest.

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  1. JR

    A fair investigation as to Carnival's failure to maintain their equipment. Carnival did a miserable job in maintenance upkeep. Someone should have been fired. But as to the contract, lets be fair. What it states as to guarantees about safety is not scandalous. Unfortunately mechanical equipment, even properly maintained, will fail at times. Nature happens and accidents happen as a result. How could you expect any transportation agency (airline, cruise liners, trains, buses, etc) to guarantee 100% safety all the time. I agree the wording is a little too brutal in telling that bit of truth and they should re word its o its not so blunt. But even reworded the truth is still the same. These passengers take a chance all the time even if these issues with the equipment had been properly maintained. These passengers even if they win will get little money. all of that will go to that fat cat lawyer. These passengers just didnt have the nerve others on that ship had who tell a far different & totally opposite story.

    December 18, 2013 at 12:25 pm |
  2. Christopher Clark

    Carnival has changed their passenger contract.

    It no longer says "No undertaking or warranty shall be given or shall be implied as to the seaworthiness, fitness or condition of the Vessel or any food or drink supplied on board." I just called Carnival and they said their CEO sent them a letter.

    December 17, 2013 at 12:11 pm |

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