No cruise line likes to be associated with the Titanic، but a viral video of a water line break on the Carnival Dream looked eerily like scenes from the 1997 film، Orlando Sentinel reported.
While the incident that took place on May 3 was quickly dealt with by Carnival Cruise Line، video from passenger Marla DeAnn Haase got the attention of the world as the hallway on Deck 9 looked to be under several inches of water.
The post، which is no longer visible، went up Friday saying “Um....FB folks.....this is a rare moment of internet connection....we are flooding on a cruise، we heard the violins and the silverware all came crashing down. What in the world....say a prayer for is [sic] all.”
The ship that currently sails out of New Orleans was in the middle of a 7-night western Caribbean cruise، and has since returned to the port. Carnival Cruise Line said in a press release the water main break had no effect on the safety of the ship.
“Both our crew and our guests were amazing during this voyage.،” the statement read. “The water line break occurred at 6:00 p.m. and in six hours، our crew had replaced hall and stateroom carpeting، dried out other sections of carpeting that were damp but did not need to be replaced، and restored the 50 staterooms so that all guests could sleep in their beds that evening.”
Some passengers opted to change sleeping arrangements for the night، so slept in the spa. The cruise line also provided full refunds to the nearly 100 guests affected as well a future cruise credit. The line also offered to fly impacted guests home، and two chose to take advantage of that.
“I thought it was very admirable how they handled it،” Passenger Brian Scobey told the New Orleans CBS affiliate WWL. “Nothing was swept under the carpet. They had it under cover، under control. They had a plan in place how to take care of everything. They acted as quickly as they could.”
The line posted a video of the hallway now on its media relations page. It is no longer a scene right out of “Titanic.”
“Most of the guests on board were not even aware of the incident until the last 24 hours as word circulated and our passengers heard from friends and family who saw media reports،” the press release said. “Needless to say، the tremendous positive attitude of our guests and crew is proof of why we are America’s favorite cruise line.”
The Carnival Dream was the first of three Dream-class ships. It debuted in 2009 sailing out of Port Canaveral for several years.