Last week, Cruise Critic headquarters was consumed by the news that Carnival Triumph had experienced a fire, leaving more than 4,000 passengers without power, hot food and working toilets. We monitored the saga closely as the ship was aided by sister vessels and eventually towed to Mobile. Now that everyone is safely ashore and officials have begun their investigations, lots of folks are left wondering whether Carnival has done enough to fix the situation, both during the incident and in the aftermath.
What we asked: Did Carnival handle the Triumph situation properly?
What they said: About 37 percent of nearly 5,300 voters said yes. Another 30 percent said the line hasn’t done enough. A further 28 percent weren’t sure, and the remaining 5 percent didn’t care one way or the other.
What it all means: Obviously opinions of those who weren’t on the ship will vary widely as new information comes to light, but it seems only those who were passengers on the ill-fated sailing have a clear picture of what happened and what’s being done to make it right … or as “right” as it can be. What that means, however, will probably vary from cruiser to cruiser. Those who thought the cruise was awful are more likely to say Carnival should do more. Those who made the best of a bad situation may be a bit more lenient. Either way, check out what some of our Facebook readers had to say on the subject:
Carrie Morse Dupire: Some people are never happy no matter what! Carnival has gone above and beyond.”
Carlos Ja: “No they didn’t do the best they could, in late December the ship had on going mechanical problems, they didn’t take the time to properly correct the problem, its very likely that a fix then would have allowed this cruise to sail as schedule!”
Lyn Hammond: “Still proud of Carnival and the crew as always above and beyond!”
Monty Fisher: “Too little too late, Carnival!!!”
Karen Adams: “They did the best they could under the conditions.”
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