Crippled cruise docking at Ala. terminal

Crippled cruise docking at Ala. terminal

Credit: KHOU 11 viewer David Cravens

Beds in a hallway | As Carnival Triumph neared a Mobile, Alabama dock Thursday, passengers with phone signals were able to start sending photos from the ship. More than 3,100 vacationers have been stuck on the ship since a fire in the engine room last weekend. Have photos to share? assignments@khou.com

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 9 at 8:13 PM

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A cruise ship disabled for days at sea has pulled into the port at Mobile, Ala., but passengers who have described miserable conditions aboard still have hours to wait before they can walk on solid ground.

The Triumph was pulling into port at about 9:15 p.m. Central time Thursday after taking about six grueling hours to be towed from the mouth of Mobile Bay some 30 miles to the port.

Anxious passengers are lining the decks waving, cheering loudly and whistling to those on shore.

Carnival says the 3,000 or so passengers have the option of a seven-hour bus ride to the Texas cities of Galveston or Houston or a two-hour trip to New Orleans. Buses are standing by to take them to their next stop.

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