SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Two Carnival Cruise ships collided at the port of Cozumel, Mexico, on Friday, causing minor injuries to at least six passengers, according to the company.
“Carnival Glory had an allision with Carnival Legend this morning in Cozumel,” a spokesperson for the company wrote in a statement emailed to ABC4 News. “Carnival Glory was in the process of docking when it made contact with Carnival Legend which was already docked.”
“We are assessing the damage but there are no issues that impact the seaworthiness of either ship. We have advised guests from both ships to enjoy their day ashore in Cozumel.”
A Utah family from Centerville was among the many scared passengers on board.
Makenna Morris was on the fourth deck of Carnival Legend taking photos, capturing memories from her first cruise, when Carnival Glory hit her ship.
“I’m just like, oh my gosh, did they really just hit us?”
Makenna and her sister Maddie spoke with ABC4’s Brittany Johnson over FaceTime.
“I was like, did you guys feel that? And I was like, that was another ship hitting us. And they were like no way!” Makenna told ABC4.
“You could feel it, you could feel the whole boat shake,” Maddie said. “We’ve had stormy seas all week long and so we just thought it was another wave that hit us.”
Even with all of the shaking, Maddie said the ship collision didn’t seem real.
“You didn’t realize how bad it was until you saw it. I mean, just the whole side of the back was taken out. Their dining room hit into our bow”
The Centerville family says it’s a cruise they will never forget.
“When I get home I’ll have my boyfriend make shirts that say ‘we survived the shipwreck of 2019.’ I think that’s going to be our Christmas shirts from now on,” Maddie said, while laughing alongside her sister.
When Makenna and Maddie spoke with ABC4 News Friday evening, they said the ship was on its way to Tampa.
Morris says the videos shows the moment that two Carnival ships, Carnival Glory and Carnival Legend, collided at the port in Cozumel, Mexico.
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