Number of Cruises: 1
Cruise Line: Carnival
Ship: Carnival Legend
Sailing Date: July 8th, 2005
Itinerary: Eastern Caribbean
I recently took a cruise to San Juan, St. Thomas, and Tortola. It was an 8 day cruise leaving from NY on the Carnival Legend Cruise Ship. The Ship tipped to the side after leaving Tortola on Wednesday the 13th. We were heading back to NY. The ship was sailing by computer at the time and the Captain Claudio Cupisti claimed there was a "Glitch" in the computer system, then they said a fuse blew out and caused the ship to tip.
People were injured, one man collapsed, and many things were broken at the bars and dinning halls. A couch flew from the 3rd floor down the open foyer to the 2nd floor. I was grabbing on for dear life on the banister of the 3rd floor. People on the top deck were sliding to one side. The pools were emptied as the water drained out of the pool by the tip.
This was my first time on a cruise and I never expected this to happen. People were walking around with life jackets on for the rest of the night. The ship tilted so much that all we saw through the windows was the sky. People claimed that all they saw through their cabin windows on the 1st and 2nd floor was the water. It was the scariest thing I've ever experienced!
It will be a very long time before I get on another cruise ship, but I can assure you it won't be with Carnival or Captain Cupisti!