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Cruising for a Bruising: WATCH Passengers Let Fists Fly on Aussie Ship

Cruising for a Bruising: WATCH Passengers Let Fists Fly on Aussie Ship

Video footage of the scuffle, shared on social media, shows dozens of people fighting each other, security guards and other staff before the person filming the incident is confronted by staff.

"We're scared. We've been told to watch our backs by this group so we're scared to go anywhere alone in the ship".

Police say they have not been contacted by Carnival.

It is not the first time Australian passengers have complained of violence on board cruise ships.

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

"Carnival Legend is now on a 10-day South Pacific cruise scheduled to be completed in Melbourne tomorrow where the ship is now homeported".

But passengers told the outlet that the family had been causing problems for days - describing the whole ordeal as a "cruise from hell".

Some passengers were allegedly too afraid to leave their cabins having witnessed the fights which took place in public areas, including around the pool in front of families.

Zac, a member of the family that was removed from ship, reportedly told 3AW Radio that he believes he and his family were unfairly targeted, and claimed that the restaurant fight was instigated by another group.

A passenger identified only as Naomi said: "There are about 20 of the family, older people, teenagers and young kids with them".

'I could hear a lot of screaming, crying in the background'. Police confirmed that security detained the men involved.

However, Legend's captain stopped near Eden off the New South Wales far south coast on Friday for police to come aboard and remove around 23 people.

In a video Barkho posted on Facebook, a woman working on the ship is twice seen approaching the filmer and putting her hand up to cover the phone.

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'.

"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", a statement said.

One woman yelled that she had been mistreated as she was being removed after what fellow passengers complained had been days of mayhem and violence.

"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.


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