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News Summary: Cruise passengers slog home

The Associated Press

OFF THE SHIP: Passengers who finally exited the disabled Carnival cruise ship Triumph were on the move early Friday, some checked into hotels, others on buses or headed to flights home after five days at sea on a ship paralyzed by an engine-room fire.

LANDFALL: The vacation ship carrying some 4,200 people docked late Thursday in Mobile to cheers from passengers weary of overflowing toilets, food shortages and foul odors.

GETTING HOME: Passengers had three options: take a bus to Galveston, Texas, the ship's departure port; take a bus to New Orleans to stay at a hotel before a charter flight home; or have family or friends pick them up in Mobile.