Michigan Woman Stuck on Carnival Cruise Ship

Posted at 9:18 PM, Feb 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-14 21:18:40-05

LANSING, Mich. – A Mid-Michigan woman is one of the 4,000 passengers stuck on the Carnival Cruise ship, according to WLNS, a Lansing TV station.

The news station said that according to family, Gina Howe took this trip to honor her friend Laura, who died in August of cancer. Howe’s sister, Eden Davis said Howe planned to spread Laura’s ashes while on the trip.

“This cruise was meant to document and memorialize Laura’s life,” Davis said to WLNS. “Laura, in spirit, is helping them through, certainly.”

WLNS said that Davis spoke with her sister Thursday afternoon and that she told Davis she was OK.

“She shared that she did have to use bags to use the restroom,” Davis said to WLNS.

Howe then told her sister that after using the bags passengers needed to hand them over to crew members for proper disposal.

WLNS said the ship was supposed to hit Alabama Friday afternoon, but that the cruise line told them due to rough waters, it likely won’t dock until later in the evening.