Life on a Stranded Cruise Ship

Spam, Pop-Tarts, and blackjack are standard fare
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 10, 2010 10:06 AM CST

(Newser) – While tugboats pull a stranded cruise ship to San Diego, its 4,500 passengers are safe, the Wall Street Journal reports—but their experience has been a bit less posh than expected. Here's what their cruise home consists of:

  • They may not get to eat lobster tails, but there’s plenty of Spam.

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  • Among other (really random) supplies delivered by helicopters in a 65,000-pound shipment: Pop-Tarts, crab meat, and croissants.
  • Cellphone service is unavailable, but there’s live music.
  • Those bored by the loss of Internet can play blackjack and trivia games.
  • Generators are keeping the cold water ... and toilets ... flowing.
  • They can expect to reach San Diego Thursday, armed with refunds and a free replacement trip.
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