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Staterooms flooded on Carnival cruise ship

Evoking images of the film Titanic, a water line break on a recent Carnival cruise ship flooded 50 staterooms.



The vessel, Carnival Dream, was on a seven-day cruise in the western Caribbean when the incident occurred, America’s ABC News reported.


In a video of the flood shared by passenger Maria DeAnn Haase, water can be seen gushing out of pipes in the halls on Deck 9, while crew members try to combat the flood 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."


According to ABC News, CCL said the water stemmed from a break in the ship's fire suppression system, and quickly cleaned up the mess.


After the flood (Image CCL)


"We appreciate our guests’ understanding and sincerely apologize," Carnival said in a statement, adding that the next cruise would not be affected. "We also thank our crew members for their quick action and hard work."


CCL said affected passengers would receive a 100% refund and 50% credit toward a future cruise as well as an option to fly home. 


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Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 6 May 2018

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