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23 Australian passengers booted from Carnival cruise following'bloodbath' of a brawl

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Default 23 Australian passengers booted from Carnival cruise following'bloodbath' of a brawl

Around two dozen Carnival Cruise Line passengers were removed
from the Carnival Legend on Friday following a violent brawl
that one onlooker described as a “bloodbath.”

The Carnival Legend was scheduled to dock in Melbourne on
Saturday following a 10-day trip through the South Pacific, but
was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Eden, New South Wales,
where police unloaded the unruly passengers, 9 News Australia is

Witnesses say the fight broke out very early on Friday morning
between a large extended family, guests and staff members, and
grew to the point where fellow passengers were “truly scared for
[their] safety.”


Footage from the ship shows several passengers punching, kicking
and wresting each other to the floor, while security officers
attempt to break up the melee. Some of the officers are also
seen kicking and fighting with the passengers themselves.

At one point in the footage, a female staff member is seen
trying to swat at the person filming the fight, presumably in an
attempt to stop him/her from filming.

Travelers aboard the Carnival Legend said some of the unruly
passengers had been “looking for trouble from the minute they
got on the ship,” according to a witness who spoke with
Melbourne’s 3AW Radio.

“They were looking for trouble from the minute they got on the

- A Carnival Legend passenger who spoke with 3AW
“My husband said to take [their behavior] away, because there’s
kids here, and five of them surrounded my husband … They told us
to watch our backs,” the woman added, per 9 News.

Other passengers recalled that a few of the brawlers had been
involved in previous fights on the ship, and had threatened to
stab and throw people overboard. One went so far as to call the
whole trip a “cruise from hell.”

"We are so scared after witnessing a traumatic experience with
yet again the same offenders,” another passenger told 9 News.
“It was a bloodbath.”


Upon docking in Eden, police in New South Wales removed six men
and three teenage boys, and another 14 passengers disembarked
along with group. Carnival has since confirmed that they were
members of the same extended family.

"Police have been told a fight involving several men took place
on board the ship after an argument about 12.45 a.m. today.
Security intervened and detained the men before notifying the
Marine Area Command,” confirmed the New South Wales police,
adding that they will be investigating the incident.

"The group were transported to Canberra where other travel
arrangements were made."

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Carnival, too, has announced that it will be “conducting a full
investigation into the incidents.”

“The safety and security of our guests and crew is our number
one priority,” a spokesman for Carnival Cruise Line said in a

“We apply a zero tolerance approach to excessive behavior that
affects other guests. In line with this policy, we cooperated
fully with local authorities in Australia to remove a large
family group who had been involved in disruptive and violent
acts aboard Carnival Legend.

“We are confident that this strong action addressed the
disruption on Carnival Legend and enabled our remaining guests
to properly enjoy the remainder of their cruise.”



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