HOUSTON -

Cruise ship passengers are suing Carnival Cruise Lines for emotional distress after a nightmare cruise.

You may remember a fire on board the Carnival Triumph left hundreds of people adrift at sea without power for days last February.

Passengers say they were forced to sleep on deck to avoid over flowing toilets and stood in long lines waiting for food and water rations.

A year later 31 people are suing the cruise line.

Houston attorney Frank Spagnoletti said each passenger should receive anywhere from $30,000 to $1 million in compensation.

In a statement Carnival said:

The current litigation by a handful of individuals is an opportunistic attempt to benefit financially by seeking additional money from the company principally based on claims of alleged emotional distress.