Latest News Wires Next for Carnival Triumph cruise passengers? A 2-hour bus ride and $500.

Carnival Triumph passengers will get a full refund, a free cruise, and now a $500 check. Upon arrival in Mobile, Ala., cruise ship passengers will get the option of boarding buses directly to Galveston, Texas, or Houston, or spending the night in a hotel in New Orleans,

(AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard- Lt. Cmdr. Paul McConnell)

After days stranded in the Gulf of Mexico in conditions some have described as dismal, most passengers aboard the disabled Carnival Triumph can look forward to an hours-long bus ride Thursday after they reach dry land.