‘Titanic Vibes’: Cruise passengers awakened by flooding in cabins


Cruise passengers were surprised when they woke up to scenes of flooded cabins. Video / Adrian

If there’s one thing you don’t want to see first thing in the morning on a luxury cruise, it’s water leaking into your cabin under the door.

That’s exactly what happened to a group of travelers on a recent Carnival Vista cruise, with footage showing an entire floor swollen with water.

The Titanic-like scene was thankfully not the result of a sinking ship, but of a plumbing problem that saw a ceiling collapse and a cabin fill with water.

The volume of water, according to a guest who shared footage on TikTok, caused the cabin door to open and a river to flow down the hallway.

According to the traveler, the ordeal took place on the sixth floor before spilling onto the fifth.

They reported it was caused by a “broken pipe” which saw his group woken by a flood of water higher than their ankles.

A burst pipe led to two floors during a Carnival cruise flood.  Photo/TikTok;  @adrienne_marie_1
A burst pipe led to two floors during a Carnival cruise flood. Photo/TikTok; @adrienne_marie_1

There were “Titanic vibes for about five minutes,” she reported.

The TikTok user shared two videos, with the first having been viewed over 11 million times.

“I woke up to water rushing through our cabin…our lives flashed before our eyes,” she captioned the clip, which showed the hallway carpet drowning in water.

A group of people were shown standing in the hallway as the water lapped against their legs.

In a follow-up video, the same passenger clarified that she was “not talking trash” to the cruise line, only “documenting a scary experience that turned out to be funny.”

“We actually woke up to this flood and the water was over our ankles,” she wrote.

In response to a comment, she claimed that “the room filled up to the end and then bent the door”.

Guests were shown in ankle-deep water in the hallway.  Photo / TikTok, @adrienne_marie_1
Guests were shown in ankle-deep water in the hallway. Photo / TikTok, @adrienne_marie_1

“The ceiling collapsed and filled this room… ended up breaking the door and filling our room and others,” she said in another.
Despite the drama, the group “still had a blast,” wrote the traveler.

Carnival has been contacted by news.com.au for comment.

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