Cruise ship passengers scared after rough return to Charleston


CHARLESTON, SC (AP) — A cruise ship that was navigating rough seas off the coast of South Carolina over Memorial Day weekend has resumed its next cruise, Carnival Cruise Lines said Monday.

Frightened Carnival Sunshine passengers posted on social media Video of water rushing down a flooded cabin-level hallway and images of shipboard supplies in wreckage, with goods strewn on the ground while big waves swell at sea.

Passenger Daniel Taylor said the crew “left us blind and didn’t reassure us what was going on, where we were going and what the plan was.” WCIV-TV reported.

“They could have updated us and shared something with us,” he said.

Carnival Sunshine’s return from the Bahamas to Charleston, South Carolina on Saturday was delayed by ongoing inclement weather and rough seas in the area, the Miami-based company said in a statement to The Associated Press on Monday.

The ship’s next cruise, due to leave Charleston this weekend, has been delayed but is now sailing, the statement said.

No serious injuries were reported.

“We appreciate the patience and understanding of all of our guests,” Carnival said.

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