AEST 16:30, Fri Feb 15 2013
Shocking photos and video have emerged of life on board the crippled and filthy Carnival cruise ship, which is now arriving in port after being adrift in the Gulf of Mexico.
Images taken by passengers show the plastic bags which have replaced functioning toilets, long lines of guests waiting for food and passengers huddled together after the electricity and air conditioning went out.
Aerial footage of the ship also shows passengers holding up ‘SOS’ banners and calling out for help.
After the smell of sewage became unbearable inside, many slept outside.