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Crippled cruise ship docks

A crippled cruise ship has docked in Alabama, ending the holiday voyage that some passengers have described as 'hellish'. Around 4,000 on board were left without plumbing for four days following an engine room fire.

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Carnival CEO: 'I want to again apologize to our guests'

The CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines has commented on Twitter, following the docking of troubled cruise ship Triumph.

Passengers were left afloat in the Mexican Gulf following an engine fire which left them without plumbing for four days.

I want to thank the US Coast Guard, The Port and City of Mobile, Customs and Border Protection and countless others who were helpful

I’d also like to thank our shoreside teams for working around the clock to make this happen and I want to thank our crew for everything.

I want to again apologize to our guests and their friends and family. The situation has been incredibly difficult and we're sorry for what happened.

Our company was founded on the idea of providing great vacations to fun loving Americans and clearly we failed on this cruise.

– Gerry Cahill, President and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines

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