Carnival cruise ship rocked by storm over Memorial Day weekend

The carnival sunshinePart of Carnival Cruise Line, encountered heavy weather Sunday midway through the return voyage.

The ship was returning from the Bahamas to its homeport in Charleston, South Carolina when the storm caught it.

Video footage from passengers shows big waves and strong winds crashing into the cruise ship. Wind speeds reportedly reached about 80 miles per hour.

The storm was caused by a depression in the Southeast over Memorial Day weekend.

Coincidentally, earlier in the week, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) visited Carnival Cruise Lines’ headquarters in Miami, Fla., where they tweeted a photo with the Carnival weather team, thanking them for monitoring the weather around their fleet.

The weather delayed the cruise ship’s return on Sunday. This delayed the following cruise.

As a result, passengers reported water damage and broken glass throughout the ship.

“The weather and rough surf resulted in some crew cabins being temporarily out of service while we clean up water damage. All of the ship’s public areas are open and operational and Carnival Sunshine is currently operating its next cruise, a five-day Bahamas cruise,” Carnival Cruise said in a statement to FOX.

Carnival Cruise Line also reported that all passengers are safe and minimal medical assistance is required.

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