Passengers watched in shock as a couple of Carnival cruise ships collided near Cozumel Mexico on Friday, December 20. The collision was caught on video by several onlookers. It involved Carnival Legend and Carnival Glory. The shipowner is assessing the damages to both ships.
Carnival Cruise Line said in a statement that Carnival Glory had a collision with Legend this morning in Cozumel. Glory was maneuvering to dock when she made contact with Carnival Legend which was alongside. According to the cruise company, there had only been one minor injury reported from a Carnival Glory guest as a result of the accident. The passenger had been hurt while being evacuated from the dining room on decks 3 and 4.
Carnival also said there were no issues that impacted the seaworthiness of either ship. They had advised passengers from both vessels to enjoy their day ashore in Cozumel.
Videos and photos taken by people at the scene showed a gash through the middle decks at the stern of Carnival Glory. All damage to the liners appears to be above waterline.
According to Carnival, there will not be any disruptions to the planned itineraries. The next voyage for both vessels was "not impacted." Carnival Legend is scheduled to sail back to Tampa FL Sunday morning, December 22.