Carnival Cruise http://apr.org en Passengers Cheer Escape From 'Horrible' Cruise http://apr.org/post/passengers-cheer-escape-horrible-cruise <P>Passengers who finally got to disembark from a disabled Carnival cruise ship in Alabama are checking into hotels or heading home by bus.</P> <P>The vacation ship carrying some 4,200 people docked late Thursday in Mobile after five numbing days at sea without power.</P> <P>Passengers raucously cheered the docking after days of what they described as overflowing toilets, food shortages and foul odors.</P> <P>It was supposed to be a fun trip with girlfriends for 28-year-old Maria Hernandez of Angleton, Texas. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:22:52 +0000 The Associated Press 25048 at http://apr.org Passengers Cheer Escape From 'Horrible' Cruise Cruise Ship Cancels Plan to Dock in Alabama http://apr.org/post/cruise-ship-cancels-plan-dock-alabama <P>Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled plans to dock its ship Elation in Mobile and is sending the ship to its regular port in New Orleans.</P> <P>Carnival had originally announced plans to temporarily dock the ship in Mobile due to the remnants of Hurricane Isaac. But Carnival now says an assessment of the port facilities in New Orleans shows the ship can dock normally.</P> <P>Mobile used to be a cruise port, but Carnival pulled out because profits weren't sufficient. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 13:16:59 +0000 The Associated Press 17157 at http://apr.org Cruise Ship Cancels Plan to Dock in Alabama