Tragedy Aboard Triumph Not Deterring Travelers

Posted at: 02/15/2013 6:34 PM
By: Brittany Lewis

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- After five days at sea, Triumph has been towed back to dry land. Passengers tell stories of using bags as bathrooms and living in make-shift tent cities.

These scenes and stories not keeping all away from future cruises.

"I just can't see something like this happening against so soon,” said Victoria Allen.

Allen is leaving the cold Midwest, for sunny weather next Sunday on a cruise.

"I like cruising. I just like sailing,” said Allen.

She says the stories of sewage seeping through the halls, four hour food lines, and power outages aren’t keeping her from taking her trip.

"It's just the luck of the draw I guess. I mean things happen. It can happen anywhere, anytime. I'm not worried about this one about any problems,” said Allen.

“Unfortunately, I think this kind of thing could happen to any cruise line,” said Misty Doblar.

Doblar is a travel agent for Horizon Travels.

"I just finalized a cruise this morning. It wasn't on the Caribbean, but it was South America and they're excited to go. They of course commented that they are glad they aren't on a carnival,” said Doblar.

She says cruise bookings aren’t slowing down because of the Carnival Triumph ordeal.

"It we haven't been affected in this agency by the carnival cruise exploit. We do book quite a few cruises and we haven't seen a decline in people wanting cruises yet,” said Doblar.

The thought of warm weather and a relaxing vacation, more powerful than the idea that what happened on Triumph could happen to them.