MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - It has been a long journey for folks aboard Carnival Triumph. The ship finally made it to Mobile after days at sea with rough conditions.
As promised, 12-year-old Rebekah Poret and 10-year-old Allie Taylor's mom's were in Mobile to greet their daughters with Happy Meals in hand.
"I just wanted to drop everything and run to her," said Taylor.
These girls have been through a lot in the past few days.
"You just look back and I'm like, ‘Was I on that?' Cause it was like dang," said Poret.
Last night, we got a better picture of what the girls, and the 3,000 plus passengers, had to deal with.
Passenger Vivian Henderson said it was like there was no escape. She said when the electricity went out, it was nearly pitch black aboard.
"I felt like we were in prison. There was no place to go. I kept looking out at the water saying if we were closer to shore, I'd jump in with my life jacket and swim," said Henderson.
Pictures from onboard shed some light on what took place aboard the damaged ship.
The passengers had to cope with some uncomfortable conditions such as the lack of bathrooms. Instead, they were given red bags.
"I jumped out of bed and said, ‘Dad if you want me to do this, I'm just going to dive overboard," said Taylor.
We've seen images of tent cities spread throughout the ship.
"We slept on the 10th floor by the lido deck on lawn chairs for five days. I have bruises on my hips," said one passenger.
Henderson said a member of her group had a medical emergency.
"We think she has a stroke. We think were not sure and they care flighted her out as soon as we came into port in Mobile," said Henderson.
Land was certainly a welcomed sight.
"I'm not sure I'm going to be in water any time soon. I just want to stick to land right now," said Poret.
All things considered, everyone we spoke to say the crew did an outstanding job. Passengers said that and the camaraderie amongst passengers is what helped them through.
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