Violence has broken out aboard a 10-day cruise going into the South Pacific, with the dad of a single passenger claiming cruise employees have been ruining evidence on people’s phones.
There are reports as many as 30 individuals are injured on what passengers have explained as “the cruise from hell”.
David Barkho, whose child has been trapped in the violence, (see photo above) told Neil Mitchell he got a call from his wounded kid at 1am asking him to call the police.
“He said, ‘Please Dad, please, call the Federal Police’,” David stated.
“I could hear a lot of screaming, crying in the background.”
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David’s son George, 20, said he can see “a lot of folks bleeding, a great deal of people back on the ground”.
David also said safety staff have tried to censor the situation.
“He (George) said, ‘The safety came in and took his telephone, and deleted a great deal of images from his telephone’,” David stated.
Incredibly, it is the same cruise boat an ailing crew member had to be airlifted from a week.
The boat returns to Station Pier in Melbourne tomorrow.
Carnival supplied 3AW using the below statement.
Safety is your number one priority for Carnival Cruise Line, we take a zero tolerance approach to excessive behaviour which affects other guests and we have acted appropriately on Carnival Legend.
The boat’s highly trained security personnel have taken strong action in relation to a small group of tumultuous guests who’ve been engaged in altercations on board.
The boat’s safety team is applying our zero tolerance policy in the interests of the safety and comfort of other guests.
Carnival Legend is presently on a 10-day South Pacific railway scheduled to be completed in Melbourne tomorrow in which the boat is now homeported.