1. 'Floating Petri Dish'

    Carnival Hit With First Lawsuit

    GULF OF MEXICO - FEBRUARY 11:  In this handout from the U.S. Coast Guard, the cruise ship Carnival Triumph sits idle February 11, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the Coast Guard, the ship lost propulsion power February 10, after a fire broke out in the engine room.  (Photo by Paul McConnell/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

    Paul McConnell/U.S. Coast Guard, via Getty,U.S. Coast Guard

    Let the deluge of lawsuits begin. Less than 24 hours after the cursed Carnival Triumph docked, a passenger has sued Carnival Corp. for “horrifying” conditions, which included wading through human feces after a fire knocked out the ship’s power and sewage system. Cassie Terry of Texas alleges that Carnival “failed to provide a seaworthy vessel and sanitary conditions” to its passengers and is seeking compensation for physical and emotional harm, anxiety, nervousness, and the “loss of enjoyment of life,” according to court documents. Surely Terry will not be the only one unsatisfied with the company’s $500 and free cruise as compensation for enduring five days of truly wretched conditions.

    Read it at Reuters