Carnival just announced an additional $500 per person compensation to everyone on the Carnival Triumph. That in addition to full refund, future cruise credit, all transportation cost, and refund of all onboard purchases with exception of casino, art auction, or gift shop. I'd say Carnival has done pretty good stepping up on this misfortune this time.
That seem fair enough to me....of course there will be those that feel they deserve more.
They are talking to a passenger via phone right now on CNBC. He has given kudos to the crew and CCL for going above and beyond. Comaraderie among passengers is good. Morale is good onboard. "overall, not horrible." He's been on 13 cruises and says this will not effect his decision to cruise at all. Good attitude by this gentleman as I'm sure the media will grab every unhappy passenger they can find to interview as they get into port....which is now scheduled for midnight.
With all this coverage I can't help but to think there will be some people that will want to cancel their cruise because they became fearful. If I told Royal Caribbean I wanted to cancel my April cruise because of what happened on the Triumph - I wonder what kind of response I would get. I have no intention of doing that--I just can't help but wonder.