First a broken cruise ship, then a broken bus for Carnival passengers

CREATED Feb. 15, 2013

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NEW ORLEANS - Someone who suffered through the debacle of the Carnival Triumph cruise wasn't through with his travel troubles after he got on dry land.

"The bus literally breaks down," said Clark Jones, who told TODAY'S TMJ4's "Live at Daybreak" of his challenges. 

Jones, along with thousands of others, endured no water and no working bathrooms on the Triumph while at sea.  The boat docked on dry land early Friday morning in Mobile, Ala.

But then, his transportation back home to Dallas had more problems.

"It comes to a stop in the middle of the highway," said Jones, a musician. 

"We have to pull over to the side.  It's dark.  All the lights on the bus go out."

Those on the bus who endured the cruise of the Triumph had various reactions, from anger to humor.

"My son Jacob and I, when we pulled over and realized the bus was broken, we just started laughing.  People were giggling.  Other people were not happy.  I don't know what you can do about that.  Buses break down all the time."

He's still aiming to get home sometime today.

"We're headed to New Orleans Airport in a little bit.  We'll be flying to Houston, and we have a car in Galveston we need to pick up, and we'll drive back to Dallas."