Loading...

Weather Alerts 6 View »

Disabled cruise in the Gulf of Mexico a nightmare for passengers

Disabled cruise in the Gulf of Mexico a nightmare for passengers

By Molly Waldron. CREATED Feb 13, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Carnival Cruise Lines is canceling 12 voyages for a ship that's been without power since Sunday.

The Triumph is now being towed to Alabama after a fire in the engine room left it dead in the water, knocking out electricity.

Carnival plans to give the passengers a full refund and a voucher for another trip. But for the moment, the only things most of the 4,000 passengers can think about are the backed-up toilets and leaking sewage.

The Triumph had other mechanical issues that delayed a voyage in late January.

It's expected to arrive in Mobile, Alabama late Wednesday night.