Last November, Maryland resident Charles Atwell boarded Pride, a 1,000-foot, 12-deck Carnival cruise ship that sails from Baltimore and Tampa to the Caribbean and carries more than 2,000 passengers. The ship features a nightclub, piano bar, and water slide, and Atwell was also likely attracted by the great reputation of its outgoing, friendly crew.
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"There must be something in the water on this ship," one customer wrote in a review on the website Cruise Critic.
According to a recent lawsuit filed by Atwell, there was, in fact, something in the water: a colony of incredibly dangerous bacteria floating in at least one of the ship's five hot tubs, just waiting to ruin the lives of unsuspecting vacationers like Atwell.More »