The thousands of passengers aboard the Carnival Triumph cruise ship didn't get the kind of vacation they were expecting, but it was the kind of vacation Richard Guthrie of Wichita has also suffered through.
"The experience I had is an experience you will never forget in a lifetime, and I'm sure these people will not," Guthrie says.
Guthrie was stranded aboard a cruise ship three years ago off the coast of Antarctica--a much more remote area than where the Carnival ship ventured. However, the situations were similar with no electricity and with sewage backups that created a horrible stench, turning a relaxing vacation into a miserable ordeal.
"They feel outraged, I'm sure," Guthrie says.
Guthrie questions why it took so long to rescue the passengers aboard the Carnival ship which never left the Gulf of Mexico.
"It seems a little inconvenient to me to be taking the time to tow that ship in."
After his experience, Guthrie says he's been in no hurry to take another cruise. He suspects those who suffered through this latest Carnival Cruise fiasco will feel the same way.