Cruise ship passengers doubtless desire to do their swimming as soon as they’re off the boat. But one group of passengers acquired an unwelcome shock on Thursday when a water line break on their ship flooded 50 staterooms.
The Carnival Dream was on a seven-day cruise within the western Caribbean after departing from New Orleans final Sunday when the incident occurred, in keeping with Carnival Cruises. The water got here from a break within the ship’s fireplace suppression system, the cruise line mentioned.
Video confirmed gallons and gallons of water speeding out of pipes within the hallway on Deck 9. Passenger Maria DeAnn Haase shared video of the flooded hallway in addition to crew members trying to bail it out with buckets.
“We are flooding on a cruise,” Haase wrote on Facebook. “We heard the violins and the silverware all come crashing down. What in the world.”
The cruise line was fast to wash up the mess, and mentioned the following cruise wouldn’t be affected.
Passengers who had been impacted by the water line break will obtain a 100 % refund, 50 % credit score towards a future cruise journey and got the choice to fly residence on Friday, in keeping with Carnival Cruises.
“We appreciate our guests’ understanding and sincerely apologize,” Carnival mentioned in an announcement. “We also thank our crew members for their quick action and hard work.”
The cruise line shared pictures of the ship’s hallway all cleaned up following the flooding.
The Carnival Dream was launched in 2008 and may carry over three,500 passengers. Trips to the western Caribbean can embody stops in Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman; or Belize, in keeping with the corporate’s web site.