Being on board a cruise ship is supposed to be a fun holiday.

It’s supposed to be full of massages, fun and heaps of food – NOT 11-metre waves that leave you feeling scared and the epitome of sea sick.

However, that was the reality for 2,500 passengers who were stranded on board the Carnival Spirit outside Sydney Harbour.

Passengers were supposed to disembark the ship on Tuesday but the wild storm prevented the ship from entering the harbour.

The rocky waves were the cause of major concerns for passengers and the vessel itself suffered considerate damage, with smashed glass panels and a door ripped open by crashing waves.


Plates and cups inside the cabins of the vessel were also broken during the storm, as well as one of the ships major satellites!

Luckily for those on board, the vessel was returning from a 12-night cruise to New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji.

According to a report on the Daily Mail, passenger Fairfax Reporter Rachel Browne told of the horror and panic whilst being caught up in the 11-metre swells.

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