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Carnival Breeze

By Robert Jonathan of inquisitr.com

Several Carnival Cruise passengers reportedly experienced a “meltdown” while standing in line for cheeseburgers. Perhaps this brawl gives a new meaning to “cruisin’ for a bruisin.’”

Ironically, an innocent bystander to the fracas can be seen on the cell phone video wearing a T-shirt with the sensible words “keep calm and cruise on.”

Also visible in the video (embedded below), which was originally uploaded to LiveLeak, is a man who intervenes in the melee to carry a woman involved away from the altercation.

The encounter on the Carnival Breeze cruise ship reportedly occurred outside Guy’s Burger Joint, an eatery co-venture between Carnival Cruise lines and the ubiquitous celebrity chef Guy Fieri, who is best known for his various Food Network television shows.

The on-board restaurant features what is touted as Guy’s signature, made-to-order burger creations.

“The incident happened in front of Carnival’s Guy’s Burger Joint when three female passengers confronted another female passenger and started kicking her,” the Crew Center website claimed.

This shipboard “beef” over the waiting time for Carnival cheeseburgers apparently took place either in late September or early October, but the footage only recently surfaced on social media.

Departing from either Galveston, Texas, or Miami, the 1004-foot, 130,000 gross ton Carnival Breeze traverses the Caribbean for up to nine days at a time with a capacity of 3,690 passengers. The ship also has about 10 restaurants, although apparently tempers flared in this particular instance when only a few of them were serving at the time.

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  • cathy

    Tried leaving comment before and it disappeared. I was on The Carnival Breeze out of Miami that left 9/26. Saw the fight from a distance over hamburgers. Believe there was more then one fight on that ship. Security and staff was letting the inmates run amuck. The “FUN” ship was not so FUN for the non-drunks. I ask why nothing was being done and I was told upper management didn’t want to make “waves”. Well the fights weren’t the only problems. I was exiting the elevator on day 6 and 3 drunks shoved me out of the way so they could get on faster. It bruised my arm badly. But since it wasn’t broken, Carnival didn’t care. I saw string bikini’s in the restaurant, and people running and jumping in a full pool. This was my 19th cruise and my last on the not so FUN ship. It was scary.

  • cathy

    Tried leaving comment before and it disappeared. I was on The Carnival Breeze out of Miami that left 9/26. Saw the fight from a distance over hamburgers. Believe there was more then one fight on that ship. Security and staff was letting the inmates run amuck. The “FUN” ship was not so FUN for the non-drunks. I ask why nothing was being done and I was told upper management didn’t want to make “waves”. Well the fights weren’t the only problems. I was exiting the elevator and 3 drunks shoved me out of the way so they could get on faster. It bruised my arm badly. But since it wasn’t broken, Carnival didn’t care. I saw string bikini’s in the restaurant, and people running and jumping in a full pool. This was my 19th cruise and my last on the not so FUN ship. It was scary.

  • Anonymous

    I fully recommend Royal Caribbean cruises.

  • Love cruising

    I was also aboard this cruise and witnessed this from floor above. It was right before we departed Aruba and I had gone out to watch as we left. I ALMOST got off at Lido (on the elevator) which would have let me off 5 ft from what was happening just as it started. Instead I decided to get off at 11 thinking it would be less crowded and I could get a view of ship leaving (or a lounge chair!). As I got off the elevator, I heard the chaos and looked down. It was like having a balcony seat at a theater! The fight was way longer than the video showed. And no, there was no security, and none of the Carnival employees at the pool helped but I wouldn’t expect them to! The girls fighting were crazy! I have no doubt a Carnival employee would be hurt if they tried to intervene. Not fair to ask the towel guy to get punched in the head because some drunk girls wanna brawl for burgers. Unlike “Cathy”, I witnessed no other fights or really anything crazy. I had a blast! It didn’t ruin my cruise at all. In fact, when my husband followed me to the 11th floor shortly after it ended (he was still in our stateroom), I laughed and told him he missed the action! I would totally cruise Carnival again. Already planning the next one. “Ship happens”.

    • Robert

      I love cruising, too! But to not see the failure of Carnival to keep the ship safe for responsible cruisers is a horrible blind spot on your part. You can cruise the fun ship all you like and roll the dice hoping that you don’t get involved in some incident that nobody on the ship cares enough to get involved in, or you can pay a little more and cruise on more respectable lines. I would give a lifetime ban to any cruiser that initiated the problem (physically or with verbal threats, not just name calling type stuff). There is NO place for such behavior, and I don’t pay my hard earned money to come across the action of some drunks getting into a brawl. Would this have been handled better on a different cruise line? I really can’t say 100%, but this was unacceptable on both the part of the passengers that got out of hand, and the lack of response from Carnival. I had been thinking of going on a Carnival ‘cheaper’ cruise, but think I will stay with Disney or other more respectable lines. My 2 Cents.

  • Recent cruise

    Ya they think everyone on board is a constant drunk and take nothing seriously. I was sexually harrassed daily by a married chef during my entire meals because they work 7 months at a time, and didn’t even send me an apology. Assholes.

  • pat jasmin

    I donot cruise carnival .

  • Charles Darwin

    Some of these fighting “ladies” look like they spent too much time in the sun.

    I wish Rodney King was there to ask them “Why can’t we all just get along?”