Passenger Sues Over 'Horrifying' Cruise
Texas woman doesn't take long to act after ship finally docks
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2013 2:51 PM CST
The cruise ship Carnival Triumph is moored at a dock in Mobile, Ala., Friday.   (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

(Newser) – She barely had time to shower: A Texas woman who was aboard Carnival's infamous Triumph cruise already has sued the company over the "horrifying" conditions aboard the ship, Reuters reports. Among other things, Cassie Terry says she had to wade through feces from overflowing toilets after the ship lost power.

The lawsuit might well be the first of many, but the New York Times notes that the wording on tickets generally makes it difficult for passengers to win such suits. And one last final injustice: One of the buses carrying passengers home to New Orleans broke down at some point after leaving Alabama, reports AP. They had to wait for a replacement bus.

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Feb 17, 2013 11:06 PM CST
The trial would take place in the country where the ship is registered. I hope she and her lawyer enjoy the Bahaman court system. He lawyer should know the proceedures before accepting the case.
Feb 16, 2013 6:13 PM CST
No one will get a cent. Next time you go on a Cruise so you can brag to your friends that you were on the Carnival...The Love Boat or sure to pack plenty of Depends. The Cruise Lines are smarter than their passengers. This has been a great advertising Banner for Cruise wide....Every ship will be packed to the gills advertising. 1942
Feb 16, 2013 3:54 PM CST
According to the Onion, that bus that broke down ran into a sewage treatment plant.