A Carnival cruise ship lost power Wednesday, Mar. 13, while it was still at port in the eastern Caribbean in Philipsburg, St. Maarten.
The ship, called the Carnival Dream, experienced a major generator failure. Toilets overflowed, with the loss of power making the lengthy experience more miserable. Each of the 4,300 passengers of the ship will now be flown home after the Carnival Dream.
In an article on CNN.com, Greg Stark, a passenger of the Dream who was traveling with his wife and two young children, said the power failure was a disappointment for what was supposed to be a relaxing vacation. Stark said:
“There’s human waste all over the floor in some of the bathrooms, and they’re overflowing — and in the state rooms. The elevators have not been working. They’ve been turning them on and off, on and off.”
Power was restored to the ship Thursday morning, but inspections are being conducted on the ship to find the cause of the failure. For more information, go to CNN.com.