One of the most infamous cruise ships in the world is about to sail north to San Francisco.
The Splendor left Long Beach on Nov. 7 with nearly 4,500 people aboard headed to the Mexican Riviera. One morning early in the cruise an engine caught fire and knocked out power.
The ship was left adrift 200 miles outside San Diego. It took several days to tow everyone back to land. During those days passengers were forced to live with no air conditioning, no phones, no cooked food and at times no toilets.
Splendor has been docked in San Diego ever since, but apparently needs even more work that can only be done in SF. Port of San Francisco Executive Director Monique Moyer told the paper the ship will generate thousands of hours of work for port employees.
The ship is expected to be arrive in the Bay Area next Saturday and stick around for about a month while repairs are made.