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UPDATE 2-Weary passengers head home after stinky Carnival cruise

* Docking of ship ends ill-fated voyage * Ship lost power and toilets overflowed * First lawsuit against Carnival Corp filed By Kaija Wilkinson MOBILE, Ala., Feb 15 (Reuters) - Thousands of passengers who spent nearly five days stuck on a disabled cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico headed home on Friday by bus, plane or car, relishing the chance for a warm shower and working toilets after finally arriving back on land.

Carnival cruise ship on last leg of "very challenging" U.S. Gulf trip

* Exact arrival time still not clear * Angry mother rejects cruise line executive's apology By Kaija Wilkinson MOBILE, Ala., Feb 14 (Reuters) - Three tugboats were hauling the disabled cruise ship Carnival Triumph cruise ship slowly into port in Mobile, Alabama, on Thursday where its arrival with more than 4,220 people aboard was expected later in the day, authorities said.

UPDATE 1-Carnival offers stricken cruise ship passengers more cash

* Company says some toilets working * "Condiment burgers" and cold onion sandwiches for dinner * Plastic 'biohazard' bags serve as improvised toilets By Kaija Wilkinson MOBILE, Ala., Feb 13 (Reuters) - More than 4,220 people on the stricken cruise ship Carnival Triumph faced another night of what some have described as hellish conditions on Wednesday, as the company said it was offering passengers an additional $500 in compensation for their hardship.

RPT-Carnival says conditions improving aboard disabled cruise ship

* Company says some toilets working * "Condiment burgers" and cold onion sandwiches for dinner * Plastic 'biohazard' bags serve as improvised toilets By Kaija Wilkinson MOBILE, Ala., Feb 13 (Reuters) - More than 4,220 people aboard the stricken cruise ship Carnival Triumph on Wednesday faced one more night of what some have described as hellish conditions before their expected arrival in Alabama, even as the company said the situation was improving.

Stinking Carnival cruise ship being towed to Alabama

* Carnival Corp expects ship at port no later than Thursday * Company says it will issue refunds By Kaija Wilkinson MOBILE, Ala., Feb 12 (Reuters) - The cruise ship Carnival Triumph was being towed to port in Alabama on Tuesday as passengers complained of sweltering heat and gut-wrenching odors from backed up toilets after a weekend engine fire left it adrift in the Gulf of Mexico.
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