Passengers aboard Carnival Dream got a shock Thursday evening, May 3, after a pipe burst sent water cascading into one of the cabin decks while the liner was at sea. Video captured by passengers shows water pouring from the walls and ceiling and flooding a ship corridor lined with staterooms.
In a statement, Carnival Cruise Line confirmed the water line break happened at around 6:00 p.m. Thursday on Deck 9. According to the statement, the water released was "clean water from a fire suppression system." Crews started cleanup efforts immediately, but the break affected 50 of the over 1,800 staterooms aboard.
Carnival Dream, one of two Carnival vessels based in New Orleans, is sailing on a 7-day voyage through Western Caribbean. The company plans to replace Dream with Carnival Glory in New Orleans next year.
Affected guests will get a full 100% refund of their fare as well as a 50% future cruise credit. Carnival also gave those passengers the option to disembark the ship on Friday and end their cruise along with air transportation back home.
Carnival Dream's next voyage departs New Orleans for Western Caribbean on Sunday, May 6.
For other Carnival Dream accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.