Is this enough compensation? Get off the ship now — or cruise to nowhere

Jason Plott was scheduled to sail from Galveston, Tex., to the Western Caribbean earlier this month on Carnival’s Ecstasy. But his cruise wasn’t exactly filled with delight.

“We didn’t depart the next day because of fog,” he says. “The next day it was still foggy, but Carnival decided to bring the Conquest ahead of the Ecstasy. I guess they figured they’d rather have one ship with a ruined itinerary instead of two.”

Then the Conquest was struck by a fuel barge, which delayed it further. Here are a few details from a TV report.

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