Friday afternoon, a Carnival spokesman confirmed that some of the passengers from the Triumph cruise would spend another night in New Orleans.
Early Friday morning, the passengers arrived by bus. As many as 2,000 opted to spend a night in New Orleans rather than take a bus back to Galveston.
The spokesman did not know how many passengers would stay the extra night in New Orleans. But at last word, no more bus loads of passengers would be taken to chartered planes for flights back to Texas — indicating that there were not enough passengers remaining to justify using any more busses.