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Passengers Aboard Disabled Cruise Ship Expected to Reach Land [Listen]

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The passengers on board the disabled Carnival Cruise ship are expected to arrive in Mobile, Ala. today.  Carnival officials say they’re canceling another 12 voyages for that ship, in addition to two other cruises that were called off shortly after Sunday’s fire aboard the ship.

Houston Chronicle reporter Jamie Fraser is in mobile, and has talked with passengers’ family members.


In the meantime, officials at Carnival Cruise Lines say they’ll give each of the over 3,100 passengers on board the ship $500, and a full refund of the cruise, along with transportation expenses and reimbursement of some shipboard purchases made during the trip.  They’ll also receive a future cruise credit equal to the amount paid for their trip.

Mary Poret from Lufkin is getting gruesome updates from her 12-year-old daughter Rebekah, who’s on board the Triumph.


“There’s people, you know, throwing up,” Mary said. “You know, you’re having to cover your face when you walk down the halls because of the stench.”

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