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Streaming live: Crippled cruise ship makes its way to Alabama shore

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By JAY REEVES and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI
Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - After a week at sea, much of it in conditions described as filthy and not at all the luxury cruise touted in brochures, most passengers aboard the crippled Carnival Triumph will make it to shore Thursday night - only to then face an hours-long bus ride or other travel hassles to finally get back home.

What began as a 4-day voyage in the Gulf of Mexico has turned into a vacation nightmare, an odyssey that has relatives of passengers growing frustrated with the cruise line, wondering just how healthy and clean it is aboard the ship. The more than 4,000 people on board are likely growing irritated, too, but so far many of them have only spoken to relatives, complaining they have had little to no access to food and bathrooms since an engine-room fire disabled the ship Sunday. Click here to read more.

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