GALT, CA - A Galt woman, who was among thousands stranded on a Carnival cruise ship, is now back on dry land. Her family was elated to see the text message saying she had disembarked.
"I can't describe it," husband Chuck Pringle said. "My heartbeat skipped."
Julie Pringle had taken the cruise to celebrate her sister's surprise 40th birthday. The surprise was on them when they were essentially stranded at sea for five days.
Julie Pringle shared photos taken on the cruise ship that showed additional supplies that were airdropped. Julie Pringle and her family also slept in the dining room after five inches of sewer water flooded their bedroom.
"I was worried a little bit knowing my mom is drifting in the Gulf of Mexico," 9-year-old son Rick Pringle said.
Chuck Rpingle will never forget getting that emotional first phone call from his wife on Monday.