Skip to comments.Passengers suing Carnival over crippled cruise seek $5,000 a month for life
Posted on 03/12/2014 1:21:06 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A group of passengers suing Carnival Corp. for damages after sailing on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship that drifted at sea for days are asking the company to pay $5,000 a month for the rest of their lives for ongoing medical and mental problems.
The case stems from the February 2013 incident when a fire broke out in the ships engine room during a four-day cruise, leaving the ship without engine power and most of its electricity, forcing passengers to endure human waste running down hallways, limited water supplies, noxious odors and extreme heat.
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What a bunch of greedy crybabies. Build a bridge and then get over it.
Carnival’s counter: How about a coupon for a free buffet lunch and $50 in match play at the tables on your next cruise?
I often wondered why people go to places that are impossible to exit (because you are in middle of an ocean) and crammed full of other people and cry when things go south?
$5,000 a month for life...this might actually help Carnival Corp. get more paying passengers, each hoping for an engine fire.
You’re more charitable than me.
Have they closed down Vegas, Biloxi and the Indian casinos?
I bet they all have one attorney, and that HE is behind these "wants". His 1/3 of that half a billion or so will be a nice payday.
They should agree to pay the 60k a year provided it goes right to the physicians treating them.
Then let’s see what they say.
I’d like to see a pic of the defendants just to confirm my suspicions
Seems fair to me. In the end, they had 5 days of bad plumbing and bad smells while drifting in perfect Gulf weather for 5 days.
I remember seeing a lot of them interviewed by the media as they go off the ship and calling it an “adventure” or “memorable”.
The cruise line offer was fair.
Take a trip with us;you may hit the lotto!
I’m not a CPA but 5000.00 sound like just about enough to push the average household into tax problems.
That much pay for 5 days of inconvenience? Sign me up!
IOW, the conditions universally prevalent on ships prior to about the last 100 years or so.
$5,000 a month for life? I can almost guaranty an fire or two!
Yep, I’m “onboard” for that too.
I don't see it that way. However, their demands are ridiculous. But the offer? There are those who were on that cruise who never want to even look at a cruise ship again. Yet, the only compensation offered involves taking more cruises.
I suspect most cruisers used to naively believed that if anything this bad happened, there'd be an evacuation. I doubt they expected anything this horendous could happen.
Gives new meaning to the term “my ship came in”
The conditions were hell unless you managed to secure enough food/water and hide in your balcony stateroom with the door wide open. Also remember that many cruisers are seniors and kids who are far from hardy or cooperative when things go south.
Bad plumbing leads to disease in such close quarters. “Bad smells” does not begin to describe a place soaked in raw sewage for days.
However, if Carnival is found to have followed all the rules I don’t think plaintiffs should get anything besides a refund, reimbursement for vacation time and medical treatment.