New footage from inside the cabins of the Carnival Spirit cruise ship when it was struck by giant swells and 100km/h winds has emerged.
A video shared by a passenger on the vessel shows a mess of scattered belongings thrown around during the wild weather off Australia’s east coast on Saturday.
The room’s contents seemed to have all collected to one side from the thrust of the giant swell.
It appeared everything in the space had shifted from its original position, and at one point a water bottle began rolling off the shelf during the video.
The vessel was off the coast of New South Wales when it encountered the wild weather on Saturday, causing chaos among its 2,550 guests.
Images shared on 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
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 said she would still go on cruises.
Images shared on 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.
In a statement to Daily Mail Australia, a Spirit Carnival spokesperson said images of scattered kitchenware across the dining room floor was the result of a storage container which ‘malfunctioned and spilled its contents’.
‘Some guests who were still up kindly helped crew members collect the fallen dishes on the ship’s Lido deck.’
‘Guests were in good spirits overall and praised Carnival Spirit’s Captain and crew for their expert handling of the heavy conditions.’
‘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