News reports indicate that two large groups have engaged in violent clashes aboard the Carnival Legend cruise ship. Video of one of the fights has been posted online, with warnings of graphic violence.
The reports indicate that there were up to 30 people involved in the brawls, which resulted in many guests locking themselves in their cabins to escape the violence.
Carnival Cruise Line issued a statement about the incident, which reads:
“Safety is the number one priority for Carnival Cruise Line, we take a zero tolerance approach to excessive behaviour that affects other guests and we have acted accordingly on Carnival Legend.
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.
The ship’s security team is applying our zero tolerance policy in the interests of the safety and comfort of other guests.”