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Carnival Splendor Preparing to Dock in San Diego

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For the passengers stranded aboard the disabled Carnival Splendor cruise ship, the ordeal is almost over this morning, as the ship is being pulled towards the dock in San Diego. Though hundreds of passengers gathered on the decks are happily seeing some light after days without working toilets, electricity, and fresh food, docking the ship presents a unique challenge since the vessel has no propulsion, according to a live report on KTLA.

Many passengers and crew members have shared their thoughts on the good and the bad of what some may call the "cruise from hell."

"The ship, which measures 113,000 gross registered tons and first entered service in July 2008, was carrying 3,299 guests and 1,167 crew," was on its first leg of a Mexican Riviera cruise, originating from Long Beach, when there was a fire in the engine room, explains the cruise line.