MOBILE, Ala. - After enduring five days stuck on a disabled cruise ship with overflowing toilets, food shortages and foul smells, passengers from the Carnival ship Triumph are making their way home.
The ship docked late last night in Mobile, Ala., where passengers boarded buses to the departure port of Galveston, Texas, or to New Orleans -- where hotel rooms and flights home awaited them.
Nearly 2,000 passengers arrived at a New Orleans Hilton in the wee hours. By dawn, many were headed out again to fly to Houston -- to get a connecting flight home or a chartered bus back to their cars in Galveston.
Hundreds are arriving by bus in Galveston -- with many facing a long drive home from there.
Meanwhile, tugs have pulled the disabled ship away from the dock, and toward a shipyard where city officials say it will be repaired.