Thursday, November 18, 2010

Couple still very sweet, despite 'honeymoon from hell'

A fun piece I wrote for today's Monterey Herald. -DV

Honeymoon becomes the cruise from hell for Salinas couple

Couple booked passage on ill-fated Carnival Splendor
Herald Staff Writer
Updated: 11/18/2010 08:59:14 AM PST

John and Tannya Wallace hold a photo taken of them during... (ORVILLE MYERS/Special to The Herald)
John and Tannya Wallace knew married life would come with difficulties. They just didn't know how soon. 

"It was about 6 a.m. and the boat began to lurch. Then it just stopped," said John, 28. "A couple of minutes later we smelled smoke."

The Salinas couple had just left for their honeymoon the evening before. The ship encountered difficulties Nov. 8.

Their first cruise, aboard the ill-fated Carnival Splendor, was a trip Tannya, 22, researched extensively. She heard this cruise line, this specific ship, was the most fun. 

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