NEW ORLEANS, La. - They were at sea for eight days. Five of those days were spent without power. The horrific journey ended for 4,000 passengers late Thursday night as the Carnival Triumph made it to port. But some passengers' nightmare continued, even after they disembarked the ship.
Carnival made transportation arrangements for those who needed them, bussing many passengers to hotels as they waited to make it to their final destinations.
Jacob Combs and Clark Jones were two of those who got on a bus to get to a hotel in New Orleans a couple hours after the ship docked. Their bus broke down on the way to the hotel leaving them stranded, again.
CLICK THE VIDEO PLAYER TO WATCH THE INTERVIEW WITH JACOB AND CLARK IN ITS ENTIRETY.
The two detailed the deplorable conditions on board as passengers were forced to use plastic bags for toilets. Combs and Jones say there were even times they feared there wouldn't be enough food onboard for everyone before they reached port.
The Carnival Triumph lost power on Sunday while at sea after a fire in the engine room.
No electricity spelled days of floating in the Gulf of Mexico as the large vessel drifted further from its destination. Then there were more issues as the tug line, pulling the 101,000 ton ship, snapped. That line was eventually repaired and the boat docked around 10:15 CT in Mobile, Ala.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Polk County deputies say an 86-year-old woman admitted to shooting her son during an argument late Friday night and she claims it was self defense.