HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Christina Peaden endured the hardship of the Carnival Triumph and is now offering a first-hand account of her experiences as conditions deteriorated on the infamous cruise ship.

Peaden, a Galveston resident has published an e-book that is now available for purchase on titled: “Triumph Over Calamity”.

The ebook is written like a journal offering very vivid accounts of her experiences on what began as a highly anticipated voyage and turned into a travesty of grave proportions. Peaden writes: “The sunlight streams into the bedroom window. After a couple hours of packing, deliberating on what to take, and what to need…it is time to leave”.

She further writes of the joy and excitement of the trip and how she and her family joyfully anticipate one memorable vacation on the high seas.

on February 10, Carnival Triumph made headlines around the world after an engine room fire stranded the ship at sea for several days with a loss of power that crippled not only the ship’s propulsion, but also several support systems.

Passengers spoke of unsanitary conditions and limited food supply. Click here to learn more information about Peaden’s ebook.

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