Video: Rough Weather Strikes Carnival Cruise Ship

A former employee of Carnival Cruise Lines sent us two short videos of rough weather striking an unidentified cruise ship.

The first video is from the bridge camera and shows waves striking over the bow.

The second and more dramatic video shows water smashing through a window and engulfing the interior of the cruise ship with water.

The videos both show a date of November 5 2011.  I'll post additional information as it becomes available. 

November 2 2013 Update: Several readers indicate that this was the Carnival Pride. If you have other info, please leave a comment below or join the discussion on our Facebook page.  Thanks! 

November 3 2013 Update: Check out the video of the fire which broke out in the children's area (Circle C) on the cruise ship.

 

 

  

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dmorgan - November 3, 2013 9:45 AM

Carnival Pride. We were on it. Wow, scary!!!

Jim Zimmerlin - November 3, 2013 10:03 AM

I believe that was the Carnival Pride. Take a look at this article describing the incident: http://www.cruisecritic.co.uk/news/news.cfm?ID=4651
Be sure to read the comments from passengers beneath the article.
Also, you can see the circular window in the second video... the only Carnival ships with those at the bow are the Spirit class. Carnival Pride is Spirit class, so that helps to verify.

Johnny Cespedes Delgado - November 3, 2013 10:16 AM

Oh men I love that, I use to be a sailor, and saw many of those moments, moments I truly enjoyed very much. When a wave strikes the ship from de side (starboard) or from the prow, you can tell you there is nothing more enjoyable than that. You can feel the entire ship shift like a horse who doesn’t want to be mounted. I miss those moments very much.

Sea1 - November 3, 2013 10:48 AM

This was Carnival Pride - suffered serious framing and structural damage on entire bow section. Poor decisions by bridge team, Captain and shore side management to send the ship out.

Larry Mckenzie - November 4, 2013 1:30 PM

Won't forget that cruise!!!! Not the best way for your first cruse.

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