Disney ship hammered: Disney cruise ship ‘Disney Fantasy’ hit by Hurricane Sandy (Video)

By on Oct 30, 2012 in Lifestyle, Travel, United States, Weather Comments

Disney Fantasy, a Disney cruise ship, was hammered by Hurricane Sandy on Friday, October 26, 2012, and passengers grabbed their cameras to record the incident, as shown in the video below. The ship was then passing past across Miami, Florida, and the so-called Frankenstorm is approaching the East Coast.

Disney cruise ship Disney Fantasy

Disney cruise ship ‘Disney Fantasy’
Image Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

According to a post at CNN iReport on Sunday, Dr. David Evans, an optometrist from Germantown, Tennessee and owner of Total Eye Care, said that he and his wife attended a seven day trip boarding the 13-storey Disney cruise ship for a vacation, and the incident happened on their sixth day.

“The final night of our seven-day cruise aboard the new Disney Fantasy was certainly not magical. Many crew members, some with over ten years of experience on various ships, told us it was the worst night they have ever seen.” Dr. Evans wrote, using the username tneyedoc2020 in his story.

“By 12:00 AM Saturday, the ship was being tossed in every direction. The sliding doors to the bedroom in the suite began to quickly slam open and shut. Around 2 AM, there was a violent tossing of the ship from side-to-side and most of the furniture was overturned in our room.” Dr. Evans added.

In the video, which the passenger said was taken during the early evening hours on Friday; Disney Fantasy can be seen shaking due to Hurricane Sandy. Doors are slamming and things including furniture and glassware are scattered all over the place. The water of the pool was emptied and went everywhere.

“Shortly after the most intense moments, the ship’s captain announced that all passengers should remain their rooms. The two upscale restaurants (Palo and Remy) had major damage. One exterior door was destroyed near our cabin.” The doctor explained, noting that the Disney cruise ship docked several hours late.

Dr. Evans stressed out that the ship captain and crew members did the best way they could, and were apologetic for what happened, noting that Disney told them they will be given a 25% discount on our next cruise travel. In general, the Disney cruise ship had minor damages but is still intact.


Disney cruise ship Disney Fantasy, being hit by Hurricane Sandy
Video Credit: Dr. David Evans via CNN iReport



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