'Nightmare Cruise' Passenger: 'Won't Be Going on Another Anytime Soon'
After enduring winds that topped 120 miles per hour and waves that tossed their ship around, the 4,500 passengers of the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of the Seas are back on dry land.
The 168,000-ton vessel ran into the powerful storm off the coast of the Carolinas on Sunday afternoon, cutting short its planned voyage to the Bahamas.
Extreme conditions that shattered glass and damaged roof panels on the ship prompted the captain to order passengers to stay in their cabins for 12 hours as the crew battled the rough seas.
Passenger Kori DeLuca went "On The Record" tonight to describe the harrowing experience.
DeLuca said that she was on the deck with her kids when suddenly the ship began rocking and water in the hot tub began overflowing.
She said she wasn't incredibly worried at first, but after hours and hours in their cabin, her nerves were shot.
DeLuca said that after safely docking Wednesday night, she's been seeing videos and images of the scary incident, which she described as "disturbing."
Will you ever take a cruise again? Greta asked.
"Not anytime soon!" DeLuca said.
Watch more above and check out some photos and videos of the chaos onboard below.
The Royal Caribbean ship, Anthem of the Seas, was stuck in a hurricane yesterday. Here are some pictures. pic.twitter.com/12QV7S7URN
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