Burkeburnett resident, Shirley Shell, and her family had their first ever cruise "ruined" when the Carnival Triumph was stranded at sea.
"Everywhere you went you smelled pee and poop...even when you laid down at nighttime," said Shell. "It was dark, we were on a balcony and the air would go through, and that's all you smelled was the sewer and stuff. It was just awful, it was awful, we hated it."
Shell said the staff was great, working around the clock to make sure passengers were safe and comfortable.
Shirley was on the cruise with her husband, her sister and brother-in-law, and her parents, when an engine fire caused the ship to break down. All of them have been offered compensation from Carnival in the form of a full refund, $500 per person and a free cruise.