It was hardly a mutiny, but a man claims he and his three boys were forced to walk the plank after staging a small protest on a Carnival cruise ship, MyFOXHouston.com reported.
The Carnival Conquest had an itinerary of Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, but along the way a crewmember became ill, forcing the ship to skip Jamaica. When the ship tried to make amends by giving guests a mere $25, Steve Sparks had enough.
Sparks started a petition with other vacationers, and after meeting with the ship’s captain, he and his three boys were booted off the ship and forced to return to the U.S., MyFOXHouston.com reported.
While Carnival paid for the airline tickets back to the U.S., Sparks thinks he's entitled to more. And he's considering legal action.
Carnival claims the crew acted in the right manner, as Sparks “was being verbally abusive and belligerent to the vessel’s staff … The ship’s command believed he was disruptive to the safe operation of the vessel,” a Carnival spokesman said in a statement.
The matter is now an Internet uproar, with numerous posts on CruiseCritic.com.