Cruise Ship Crud
So, another cruise from h-e-double hockey sticks.
Carnival's Triumph experienced an engine fire and is being towed back to land, with reports of conditions of filth, no working toilets, and illness.
Now there is another delay supposedly with the towing, and once on land there are plans to put these people on buses and send them from Mobile to Galveston or Houston, with options of stopping at New Orleans and flying home for some.
This of course isn't the first time this has happened and the incidents seem to have become rather common place.
I've never taken a cruise, as the idea just doesn't appeal to me much--especially the large ships with families and children aboard. Perhaps the European river cruises--but I know people who have done that and there are mixed reports from the two main carriers.
Does anyone know anything about the cruise ship industry?
If you have gone on a cruise, did you feel safe?
Did you feel like the crew would take care of you in the event of such a disabling incident?
Should there be more regulation, stiffer penalties?
Would you take a cruise?