Rowdy family booted from ship after cruise turns to 'bloodbath'

Passengers say they were'disgusted by the three-day brawl on board Carnival's Legend cruise ship

The Carnival Legend cruise ship is now believed to have docked in Eden, north of the NSW-Victoria boarder.

David Barkho says his son phoned and begged him to call authorities after he suffered a head injury while on the ship, which was due to berth in Melbourne on Saturday.

His 20-year-old son said "a lot of people are bleeding, a lot of people down".

"He rang me about 1am this morning and said, "please dad, please dad, call the federal police", Mr Barkho told 3AW.

While it is unclear how the mid-sea squabble started, footage obtained by Australian radio station 3AWRadio shows security personnel scrambling to break up a crowd of people who were throwing punches and tackling passengers to the ground.

Carnival Cruise Line has also launched an internal investigation into the incident, company president Sture Myrmell confirmed.

Some of those involved in the violence made threats to stab others and throw people overboard, AAP said.

The Carnival Legend, carrying more than 2000 passengers, cut short a ten-day cruise earlier today to allow police to remove the family.

Carnival Cruise Line Australia bosses say evicting passengers was an ‘unprecedented’ event
Carnival Cruise Line Australia bosses say evicting passengers was an ‘unprecedented’ event

Passenger Kellie Petersen, who was on the cruise with her husband and their three children, aged 11, 9 and 6, said trouble on board had been "brewing for days".

Passengers described the incident as a "bloodbath" - and one even dubbed the 10-day trip the "cruise from hell", according to 9News, a local Australian news outlet.

Vision taken by a passenger has surfaced online of a brawl that broke out in a restaurant area on the ship.

Carnival's Legend cruise ship was a floating nightmare, passengers reported.

A Carnival Cruise Line spokesman told Yahoo7 News the safety of passengers was their number one priority. The group can be seen filming themselves, yelling and waving as they were taken into custody.

"The ship's highly trained security staff have engaged with a small group of disruptive guests and ensured that they are fully aware of and are compliant with our zero tolerance policy".

Carnival Cruise Lines told Daily Mail Australia: "The vast majority of the guests on board Carnival Legend are enjoying their 10-day cruise holiday to the South Pacific. We felt it was the best course of action for the safety and security of our guests and our crew".

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