Passengers aboard two crashed Carnival cruise ships recount the moment of collision captured on dramatic video

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Video footage captured two Carnival Cruise Line ships colliding off the coast of Cozumel, Mexico, on Friday.
The Carnival Glory collided with the Carnival Legend, and the moment of collision shattered the Glory’s back windows.
In the video, people filming the incident from the shore and a neighboring cruise line could be heard reacting with gasps of astonishment, yelling and cursing as the ends of cruise ships plowed into one another.
However, passengers aboard the ships who felt the collision firsthand had varying experiences on when the point of impact was made.
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Two Carnival Cruise Line ships collided off the coast of Cozumel, Mexico, on Friday.

Video footage of the incident captured the Carnival Glory sliding into the Carnival Legend, and the moment of impact shattering the Glory’s back windows.

In the video, people filming the incident from the shore and a neighboring cruise line could be heard reacting with gasps of astonishment, yelling and cursing as the ends of cruise ships plowed into one another.

A spokesman for Carnival Cruise Line told The Washington Post that the crash was an “allision,” because technically one was not moving. The Legend was docked when the Glory crashed.

Passengers aboard the ships — who felt the collision firsthand — shared their varying experiences when from the point of impact.

Jordan Moseley, a passenger on the Carnival Legend, told Reuters that he was eating breakfast on the ship when he felt the crash.

“All of a sudden we felt the ship rock to one side and then back into place,” Moseley told Reuters. “A few minutes later, the cruise director announced that the Carnival Glory had crashed into our ship while docking due to the high winds and rough ocean conditions in Cozumel.”

Another Carnival Legend passenger, Christian Maxey, was in his cabin below deck during the crash. He told The Washington Post that the ocean had been rough throughout the duration of the cruise, so he didn’t think much of the crash.

“I don’t think people really understood that we had actually hit something, given that our weather had been rocky,” he told The Post.

Mary Anne McKinley, another passenger aboard the Carnival Legend, echoed a similar sentiment of mistaking the crash for a big wave.

“The crash wasn’t too bad,” McKinley told CNN. “Just felt like a big wave crashing into the ship.”

The same could be said for one passenger aboard the opposite ship Carnival Glory, Maddison Haynes.

“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.”

Carnival Legend passenger Makenna Morris, who was on the fourth deck of the boat when the crash happened, told NBC News that she could hear passengers screaming as the Carnival Glory moved closer to their ship.

“I started hearing people yelling and screaming on the Royal Caribbean,” Morris told NBC News. “That’s when I heard sounds of cracking and glass breaking.”

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