"Poop ships" and Carnival have become synonymous this year following the public relations debacle as thousands of passengers aboard the Triumph cruise had to endure several days without working sanitation as they were towed to Mobile Alabama.
This evening, a news station in Houston is reporting that the Carnival-owned Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess is experiencing grand problems with its toilet system as well.
KPRC-Houston reports that the Crown Princess experienced a blockage within the vacuum toilet system which affected some 410 staterooms in the aft part of the cruise ship. The news station quoted a passenger saying "by the bathroom, it was flooded, it was wet in the carpet." Another passenger said the ship "smelled of backed-up sewer." Many passengers couldn’t use the toilets in their cabins. Passengers had to get up in the night and take elevators to use the public restrooms. One passenger told the Houston news station: "I will never, ever, ever, ever cruise with Princess again, ever."
Hat tip to Professor Ross Klein’s website CruiseJunkie where I first read about the story.
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