Cruise passengers relieved to be home

Carnival Triumph passengers waiting for the helicopter to make cargo deliveries. (Faraz Ismail...

Carnival Triumph passengers waiting for the helicopter to make cargo deliveries. (Faraz Ismail photo)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:22 AM ET

TORONTO - As the Toronto skyline came into view through the small window on the Canadair Regional Jet on Friday evening, Faraz Ismail looked down at the CN Tower and smiled.

"I never have been so happy to be home," said the fatigued Milton resident, breaking into a weary grin.

It's easy to see why Faraz and his parents were so overwhelmed at the prospect of stepping onto Canadian soil again, having spent much of the past week stranded with 4,000 other passengers on the crippled Carnival Triumph cruise ship.


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