Passengers on board a crippled Carnival Cruise LInes ship, which was pulled to port in San Diego, California, after a fire knocked out power earlier this week, said they were not told of the fire until the ship docked.
They were only told there was "lots of smoke," passenger Ken King told CNN.
"The first part of it was OK," he said of the cruise. "The food was great, staff was great." But after the fire, he said, the food "actually got worse. The toilets didn't work for about 12 hours."
King is among some 3,300 passengers who left the ship after the three-day ordeal that began with a fire in the ship's engine room Monday. Engineers were unable to restore power to the ship after the fire was extinguished, leaving passengers without air conditioning, hot showers or decent meals. Instead, they had to settle for Spam and Pop-Tarts dropped off by the USS Ronald Reagan, which came to assist.
"They never told us what the issue was," King said.