Extended Family Kicked Off Cruise Ship After Violent Brawl Erupts

Extended Family Kicked Off Cruise Ship After Violent Brawl Erupts

Passengers said a mass fight started on board the Carnival Legend ship after one man stepped on another man's flip flop.

Shocking video footage has emerged online of a melee in one of the vessel's restaurants that shows black-clad security men repeatedly kicking combatants in the brawl.

Jennifer Vandekreeke, vice-president and General Manager of Carnival Cruise Line, said the decision to remove an entire family group from a cruise was "unprecedented".

It is still unclear if the family will face any charges for the fight, though Marine Area Command officials are now investigating it.

She also confirmed that the family had been involved in other incidents during the 10-day South Pacific cruise, but did not elaborate on the nature of the incidents.

"He rang me about 1am this morning and said "Pease dad, please dad, call the federal police", Mr Barkho told the radio station on Friday.

A passenger identified only as Naomi said: "There are about 20 of the family, older people, teenagers and young kids with them".

Cruise representatives said they are now conducting a full investigation into the incident.

A statement from Carnival supplied to 3AW stated: "Safety is the number one priority for Carnival Cruise Line, we take a zero tolerance approach to excessive behaviour that affects other guests and we have acted accordingly on Carnival Legend".

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It is not the first time Australian passengers have complained of violence on board cruise ships.

One passenger, who gave her name as Katie, said one one family had been "looking for trouble from the minute they got on the ship", adding there were around 30 troublemakers.

"There's people walking around with cut heads and hands".

Staff can be seen wrestling with passengers on the ground in front of shocked onlookers.

"The ship's highly-trained security staff have taken strong action in relation to a small group of disruptive guests who have been involved in altercations on board", a statement said.

"The ship's security team is applying our zero tolerance policy in the interests of the safety and comfort of other guests".

David Barkho told Australian media his son was caught up in the violence and could hear "screaming and crying" in the background while on the phone to him.

"Carnival Legend is now on a 10-day South Pacific cruise scheduled to be completed in Melbourne tomorrow [Saturday]".

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