Cruise is no vacation for Edmond woman
BY VALLERY BROWN NewsOK.com
Friday, February 15, 2013
2/15/13 at 5:23 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - What started as a carefree five days of cruising for an Edmond woman and a few of her girlfriends in the sun-dappled Caribbean waters off Mexico turned into anything but fun.
It's a vacation they won't soon forget, waiting hours in line for a hot dog, relieving themselves into bags on a foul-smelling ship while being towed for an unscheduled final stop in Mobile, Ala.
Minor consolations: reimbursement for the cruise, free alcohol and an offer of $500 off a future vacation - should they ever want to cruise again.
"You hate hearing that a loved one is going through this," said Edmond resident Robert Giordano, whose wife Shannon was marooned on the ship. "My hands are tied. There's nothing I can do."
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People on the Mobile Bay shoreline at Spanish Fort, Ala., watch as the disabled Carnival Triumph cruise ship is towed to harbor Thursday. The ship with more than 4,200 passengers and crew members was idled for nearly a week in the Gulf of Mexico following an engine-room fire. GERALD HERBERT/Associated Press