Carnival GloryandCarnival Legendcollided this morning while at port in Cozumel, Mexico, causing extensive damage to the starboard side of the stern of the Gloryand leaving one passenger with minor injuries.
TheCarnival Glorywas "maneuvering to dock," and hit theCarnival Legend, which was already docked, the cruise line said.Glory then appeared to come close to striking the mooredOasis of the Seas, according to an eyewitness who posted updates on hisTwitteraccount.
A now-viralvideoand photos of the dramatic crash have since surfaced on social media.
In a statement, Carnival Cruises says it is “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."
Carnival's statement claims that itineraries will not be affected by the crash, but with this much damage to theCarnival Glory's deck, it remains to be seen whether the ship will resume its sailing.
One guest sustained a minor injury as guests were being evacuated from the dining room on decks 3 and 4, according to the company.
A Carnival Legend passenger, Mary Anne McKinley told CNN that "the crash wasn't too bad. Just felt like a big wave crashing into the ship."
Carnival Glory passenger Maddison Haynes described the crash similarly.
"Last night we experienced some major motion on the boat so this morning we assumed something similar was happening," Haynes told CNN. "We felt a jolt and didn't really think anything of it."