GALVESTON — Island resident C.A. Peaden had never been on a cruise ship before she boarded the ill-fated voyage of the Carnival Triumph so she decided to bring a laptop and a notebook to journal about the experience.
The fire in the ship’s engine room left it dead in the water off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, and it had to be towed to Mobile, Ala.
Peaden has compiled an account of the voyage and has self-published “Triumph over Calamity” as an e-book on Amazon. She documented the day-to-day experiences from the cabin she shared with her husband and their three daughters, which she said really weren’t as bad as other passengers made them out to be.
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