By Juliette Kayyem
The disabled Carnival Triumph, carrying about 3,200 passengers and another 1,000 crew, was a visual slight to the carefully cultivated image of cruise vacations. The stories of clogged toilets, scarce food, and potential viral outbreaks were captivating because the doomed boat was close enough to shore to be photographed from helicopters but too far out to be rescued.
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