Brawl on 'cruise from hell' leaves 30 injured

Fredrick Soto
February 17, 2018

The ship docked at Melbourne in an unscheduled stop later that day, removing 23 passengers.

The footage also shows security guards repeatedly kicking a passenger who is on the floor.

More than 20 passengers were removed from a cruise ship by Australian police after a violent night of fighting, some of which was caught on camera.

It is still unclear if the family will face any charges for the fight, though Marine Area Command officials are now investigating it.

Carnival's Legend cruise ship was a floating nightmare, passengers reported.

"He said: 'Please, Dad, please Dad, call the federal police".

'These events are completely isolated to this family group and out of character with the onboard atmosphere for which Carnival Cruise Line is known, ' she added.

Carnival Cruise Lines have released a statement saying: 'The vast majority of the guests on board Carnival Legend are enjoying their 10-day cruise holiday to the South Pacific'. Other passengers have felt scared onboard the ship and some have even been victims of attacks from the group of passengers causing the brawls.

A cruise in Australia descended into a "bloodbath" Friday when a wild brawl erupted after someone stepped on another passenger's flip-flop.

A scene from on board the Carnival Legend cruise ship
Video Cruise holidays descend into chaos

One passenger told Nine News: "We are so scared after witnessing a traumatic experience with yet again the same offenders".

The ship's crew and security can be seen struggling to break up the fight and are seen kicking two men on the ground.

She also said members of the family were involved in other incidents during the cruise, but declined to elaborate.

"We take a zero tolerance approach to excessive behaviour that affects other guests and we have acted accordingly on Carnival Legend". When her husband told them to take the violence away from their kids, "five of them surrounded" him and "told us to watch our backs", she tells 3AW.

"The ship's security team is applying our zero-tolerance policy in the interests of the safety and comfort of other guests", the company said.

Carnival Legend is an 88,500 gross ton ship and is based out of Melbourne, Australia including several calls in New Caledonia.

"The ship's highly trained security staff have taken strong action in relation to a small group of disruptive guests who have been involved in altercations on board".

"Carnival Legend is now on a 10-day South Pacific cruise scheduled to be completed in Melbourne tomorrow [Saturday]".

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