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Stranded Carnival Cruise Passengers Headed to Shore, Eating Spam & Pop Tarts

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The Carnival Splendor cruise ship once headed to Puerto Vallarta from Long Beach for a seven-day luxury cruise that suffered an engine fire that knocked out power and stranded guests 200 miles off the coast of San Diego is now being tugged ever-so-slowly to shore. The 4,500 passengers and crew have experienced a different kind of luxury than they signed up for: no air conditioning, no hot water, no cell service, no internet connection, no fancy buffets. Instead they've had to settle for once-not-but-now-working toilets, cold water, Spam and Pop Tarts.