Author wants to set the record straight
A new e-book chronicling a Galveston woman's trip aboard the dreaded Carnival cruise ship 'Triumph' is now available on Amazon.com.
Christina Peaden tells KTRH News her experience was not at all what was reported in the media, adding nobody went hungry despite long lines and the inconvenience.
“We had shrimp, we had filet mignon, we had lobster,” says Peaden. “We also had lots of different sandwiches, salads and fruits all the time.”
Peaden's book gives readers a first-hand account of her experience aboard the troubled ship that stranded 4,000 passenger and crew after an engine fire.
Peaden says 'yes' the toilet situation was not the best, but for the most part passengers and crew made the best of it. She and her three girls made the best of a bad situation, but Peaden admits other passengers did take out their frustrations on Carnival staff.
“The staff could only do what they could do, so I thought it was really uncalled for,” says Peaden.
As for the recent lawsuits filed by fellow passengers, Peaden says you can't please everyone.
“We don't feel like there's a basis for it,” she says. “We feel like we were compensated well.”
Her journal "Tiumph over Calamity" already has been picked up free by 4,000 Amazon customers, and also sold a few hundred copies.