As fun and relaxed as they may seem, apparently even problems can happen on a cruise ship.
This past week Friday, two cruise ships collided at the port of Cozumel, Mexico, injuring six passengers.
Early Friday morning, two Carnival Cruise Ships appeared at the port, ready to dock.
Carnival Legend was already pulled alongside, parallel to the dock. Carnival Glory, on the other hand, prepared to parallel with the dock, as well, and angled the ship into position.
While completing the turn, Carnival Glory collided with Carnival Legend. The nose of the cruise ship appeared to remain intact as the back end of Carnival Glory scraped along it, though its fellow cruise ship sustained damage, including the majority of the interior dining hall area.
Here is one of the videos available of the collision:
Carnival Glory just crashed into Carnival Legend and almost crashed into Oasis of the Seas at the Cozumel cruise po… https://t.co/OAEjTYelV2— Matthew Bruin (@Matthew Bruin)1576852010.0
At the moment of the collision, there was only one confirmed injured passenger.
Since the incident, however, five additional passengers have come forward to seek medical attention.
The Cruise line confirmed:
"[Six guests] have presented themselves to the Carnival Glory medical center for evaluation."
All injured passengers were aboard Carnival Glory, who struck Carnival Legend.
Here's another video, from the perspective of Carnival Legend after it was hit:
Video of the crash of the #CarnivalLegend and #carnivalglory and near miss of the #royalcaribbean boat @NBCNews… https://t.co/Rmf6bnZ660— Maddie Morris (@Maddie Morris)1576857994.0
In this video, it appears Carnival Glory will continue to drift until it hits another ship, though that cruise ship was left untouched.
Here is one more video, this one from the perspective of Carnival Glory as it scraped along the nose of Carnival Legend:
#carnivalglory 10 year anniversary cruise just crashed. License and insurance please! #carnivalcrash… https://t.co/tdETs11eS2— Wendy Brewer (@Wendy Brewer)1576854090.0
It's also been confirmed that the collision was fairly minor and left the cruise ships in fair condition for travel.
In an email, a spokesperson for the cruise line wrote:
"Carnival Glory was maneuvering to dock when it made contact with Carnival Legend which was already alongside. We are assessing the damage but there are no issues that impact the seaworthiness of either ship."
The collision, however minor, has drawn a great deal of attention and upset on the Twitter.
@NBCNews The seaworthiness after collision is hardly the point. How the hell did this happen?— 💧🌱LadyBatGirlKimberley (@💧🌱LadyBatGirlKimberley)1576861843.0
@NBCNews Somebody is getting fired...— America Hates Itself (@America Hates Itself)1576858791.0
@NBCNews How the hell does this happen? It’s not like the ocean is a Target parking lot the day before Christmas. T… https://t.co/uiHEqVxwND— OJL1922 v (@OJL1922 v)1576866035.0
@NBCNews Ahhh just the story this country needs to take our minds off the current events. Thanks Carnival Cruise!! https://t.co/7OHqazxNTP— ☃️🎄Lucy🎄☃️ (@☃️🎄Lucy🎄☃️)1576868089.0
And some people, of course, can't help themselves when it comes to cracking jokes:
@NBCNews Looks fine https://t.co/3K6Xh8W5h5— Fake News Rehab (@Fake News Rehab)1576858455.0
@NBCNews https://t.co/PdYQk5MYjR— 🍑45🍑 (@🍑45🍑)1576858544.0
@JohnNoftsker @NBCNews I love this!!! Keep going, keep going!— Jennifer Elmore (@Jennifer Elmore)1576865750.0
After the collision, the passengers were initially told to go ashore to enjoy their day in Cozumel. Hopefully their travels have continued happily and they're off to enjoy their holidays.