The Aidaprima cruise ship which is operated by German-based Aida Cruises was hit by a storm on Friday night. The large vessel had to deal with strong winds and high waves.
The German cruise ship had to deal with dangerous weather conditions while it was sailing in the North Sea. As the ship was coming to the end of a Northern European week-long cruise it turned to violent wind gusts and high waves.
According to Bild, the captain told passengers to return to their cabins and as seen in videos posted by those onboard the ship was suffering from the listing. The site also reported that three passengers were injured but thankfully none of them life threatening.
In one video water was seen flowing on the open decks. In another video posted by Sascha Körner plates, glasses, and even food can be seen smashing to the floor. Guests can be seen holding on in shock as the ship moves through the bad weather.
Watch Video Below:
In another video, water can be seen on the upper deck as it flows carrying chairs:
Dieses Video mit Eindrücken von dem Sturm am Freitag auf #AIDAprima hat mich erreicht. Wie man sieht, hat der Sturm für etwas Chaos an Bord gesorgt, das inzwischen wohl wieder beseitigt wurde. Es ist alles gut ausgegangen :-)
Posted by Kreuzfahrturlauber on Saturday, 14 January 2017
Shortly before midnight, the captain decided to sail west as the storm got more violent. Weather conditions then improved and the Aidaiprima managed to complete the voyage. The ship arrived back at its home port of Hamburg, Germany on Saturday, January 14.
Aidaprima is 124,500 gross ton vessel which can carry over 3,200 passengers at double occupancy. The vessel was coming to the end of a 7-night European cruise which included calls in Rotterdam and Southampton. The vessel is the first of two new-generation ships built in Japan. It entered service for Aida Cruises in 2016.