Cruise ship passengers, family vent frustration online
As the 4,229 passengers and crew stuck on a filthy Carnival Triumph cruise ship finally headed toward shore and regained cell phone service, they flocked to social media to shared their frustrations and concerns with the ordeal.
- Twitter user Brooke Carico described the trip as "an amazing life-changing experience." She said her 69-year-old mother and 13-year-old daughter, seen here in a photo last Thursday, joined her on the cruise.
- Haley Meyer, a high school junior in Midlothian, Texas, fired off a series of tweets as the Triumph began its slow trek toward shore.
- At approximately 2:00 p.m. ET Thursday, the tug line between one of the rescue tug boats and the Triumph broke. It was replaced around 3:30 p.m. ET.
- Instagram user Kaitlin Robertson showed how hallways became bedrooms, as it was too hot to sleep in passenger cabins.
- And with working outlets at a premium, passengers flocked to the few power strips that had electricity, she said.
- Meanwhile, friends and family of passengers shared their concern and anticipation of seeing loved ones again.
- Many of the tweets were from teens and young adults waiting to be reunited with their parents.
- Many people, including Twitter user @adymckaay, said they hadn't heard from family members in three days.
- Twitter user Bethany Fasnacht was overjoyed to see land for the first time just after 4 p.m. ET Thursday.
- And she shared kind words for the crew who took care of the ship.
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