As a cruise aficionado, I was startled today when I heard the news that the Carnival Splendor had had a fire in the engine room and was stranded off the coast of Ensenada, Mexico. I hope all the people are doing ok–it seems as if no one was hurt but that the power and PLUMBING was out. Sounds like a potential nightmare!
I hadn’t been to my favorite cruising site (cruisecritic.com) in awhile, but naturally I went there to check things out. I’m sure there will be more information after the fact from poor folks who were on the ship. Will it be a small consolation that they get offered a future free cruise? I don’t know how bad a ship like that could get without power or flushing toilets…pretty bad, I imagine!!