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Voyage of the Doomed: Carnival Awaits Spamcationers!

Reunions and cheers welcomed, but no stale Pop Tarts or Spam please!

–Passengers said they waited in line upwards of two hours for such tasty treats!

Above: The 113,000-ton Splendor, one of Carnival Cruise Lines’ largest ships, docks in San Diego Bay around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, after an early morning engine room fire rendered it stranded last Monday.

San Diego Bay, Calif.  The plethora of media, Veteran’s Day parade, warm weather and jubilation bathed the popular tourist destination in, excuse the pun, a carnivalesque vibe.  People gathered in the hundreds, and a laissez faire sense of community support welcomed passengers back to dry land San Diego style.

Tugboats reined in almost 3,300 passengers on the Carnival Splendor cruise liner from Baja, Calif to San Diego, docking at the Port of San Diego’s B Street Pier Cruise Ship Terminal.  The ship departed from San Diego on Sunday, November 7, 2010.

Above: Cindi Wolfe, of Ventura, CA, weaves past the crowd toward her family, who has just disembarked.

Series Below: Jeanne Ralston, age 85, is greeted by daughter, Cindi Wolfe.

Wolfe’s cheerful energy put her in the spotlight.  Ralston seemed to be keeping pace with her daughter, taking questions from reporters with thoughtful and animated ease.

Top of Ralston’s wish list:  Coffee.