Just a few more hours.
As the disabled Carnival Triumph cruise ship limps into port Thursday evening, some passengers could be seen celebrating the coming end to a five-day nightmare by dancing and waving to TV helicopters circling the ocean liner.
Just how horrible are the conditions on the Triumph?
Freelance sportswriter Jayme Lamm provided some insight to popular sports site Deadspin.com.
“Y'all better be enjoying your Valentine's flowers while we're defecating in red plastic bags,” Lamm wrote.
Yikes. Despite the images and the narratives sent out over social media, one cruise expert said this is just a "blip" and the industry won’t be affected.
Industry veteran Ross Klein, who owns cruisejunkie.com, told the Los Angeles Times that people will forget this and bookings will go back to normal.