The unfortunate incident took place on Friday, December 20, when the Carnival Glory ship slammed into the stationary Carnival Legend as it tried to dock in Cozumel.

Footage taken by onlooker Matthew Bruin showed how the Glory’s deck was crushed as it unsuccessfully attempted to maneuver around the other cruise ship. Though the collision appeared to do some relatively serious damage, Carnival Cruises told CNN the incident did not impact the ‘seaworthiness’ of either ship.
The company added six passengers suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash, after which they went to the Carnival Glory Medical Center for evaluation.
Carnival Cruises described the incident as an ‘allision’ – a nautical term used to describe a situation in which a moving ship collides with a stationary object.

The cruise line advertises itself as being all about fun, and it seems the company wasn’t going to let a crash kill its vibe as staff told the passengers to enjoy their day ashore in Cozumel before returning to the ship.
Passengers were informed about what had happened with an onboard announcement, which placed some of the blame on currents and high winds.

In the evening following the incident, the Carnival Glory set sail from Cozumel back to its homeport in New Orleans. The cruise line provided passengers with $100 onboard credit, per room, in an attempt to make up for the incident.

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