Carnival's Triumph is still at sea while tug boats work to pull it back to American shores. | Carnival handout photo

Eight Unbelievable Cruise Ship Disasters

The larger the ship, the bigger than potential problem when something goes wrong.

February 12, 2013
7:00 AM EST
This photo shows the relative size of a smaller life boat on a cruise ship to the travelers below. | Getty Images
Carnival's Splendor ship appears docked after it was relaunched in 2011. | Corbis Images
Ships can be breeding grounds for diseases like the norovirus. | Corbis Images
The Seabourn Spirit certainly lived up to its name when it was attacked by pirates in 2005. | Getty Images
The Costa Concordia disaster still hasn't been entirely cleaned up. | Corbis Images
Investigators are still trying to identify the bones of casualties of the Princess of the Stars disaster. | Corbis Images
The Le Joola wasn't meant to carry as many people as far out to sea as it did on Sept. 26, 2008. | Getty Images