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Nightmare cruise, 2,124 passengers struck by 100km/h winds

  • A Carnival Spirit cruise ship was struck by 100km/h winds near NSW on Saturday
  • Passengers shared frightening footage of the chaos to social media
  • Plates were smashed across floors, along with spilled food and cutlery
  • There were reportedly broken glasses in every cabin  
  • No one was injured and all passengers returned safely to Sydney on Monday

Passengers on board the Carnival Spirit cruise ship when it was struck by giant swells and 100km/h winds have shared footage of their frightening experience.

The vessel was off the coast of New South Wales when it encountered the wild weather on Saturday, causing chaos among its 2,124 guests.

Images shared to social media showed the aftermath of the disastrous event, with hundreds of plates smashed across floors, along with spilled food and cutlery.

Passengers on board the Carnival Spirit cruise ship when it encountered 100km/h winds on Friday have shared footage of their frightening experience

Judith Spence was on board and recalled her horror at ‘hearing the crew say they thought they were going to die’. 

‘We had the most horrendous night on the Carnival Spirit last night,’ she said on Facebook.

‘We had 12 metre seas, sometimes 15 and 100km/h winds. So many people sick today.’ 

The ship was off the coast of New South Wales when it encountered the wild weather, causing chaos among its 2,124 guests

The ship was off the coast of New South Wales when it encountered the wild weather, causing chaos among its 2,124 guests

Hundreds of plates smashed across floors, along with spilled food and cutlery

Hundreds of plates smashed across floors, along with spilled food and cutlery

‘Thought we were going to roll over. Broken glasses in nearly every cabin.

‘Everything went flying. I found the drinking glasses under the bed.’ 

Another passenger Roslyn Hay Taylor recalled how glassware in the cabins were all ‘jerked and crashed’ but asserted she would still cruise again. 

Images shared to social media showed the aftermath of the disastrous event

Images shared to social media showed the aftermath of the disastrous event

‘I applauded the Captain for his expertise in controlling his vessel and making it safe for all on board,’ she wrote on Facebook.  

‘We also applauded the calmness and compassion afforded to all passengers by his diligent crew. I was one of the very sick and still would cruise again.’ 

No one was injured during the weather event with all passengers returning safely to Sydney on Monday.

Spirit Carnival has been contacted for comment. 

'We had 12 metre seas, sometimes 15 and 100km/h winds,' one passenger wrote on Facebook

‘We had 12 metre seas, sometimes 15 and 100km/h winds,’ one passenger wrote on Facebook

No one was injured during the disastrous event with all passengers returning safely to Sydney on Monday

No one was injured during the disastrous event with all passengers returning safely to Sydney on Monday

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