A water pipe has burst on a Princess cruise ship and passengers have been shocked by flooding.

The Sun Princess which is operated by Princess Cruises had a burst water pipe on deck 11 near the guest cabins. In video footage posted on Facebook, water can be seen gushing out of the ceiling and flooding the hallway below to the surprise of passengers.

Wow – haven't left Port yet in Brisbane on Sun Princess and already Flooding on deck 11 –

Posted by Stephen Walker on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Water can also be seen flowing into guest cabins on the Princess cruise ship. According to Stephen Walker who posted the footage and photos, this occurred when the vessel was still in its home port of Brisbane, Australia on September 6.

Cruise ships are pretty sophisticated and at times these things do happen. Thankfully most ships to have plumbers on board who can fix the problem.

Photos were posted afterward where the cruise line seemed to have put down new carpeting and completed a major cleanup operation in the hallway and affected cabins.

Major refurbishment on the cabins flooded yesterday –

Posted by Stephen Walker on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sun Princess is 77,000 gross ton cruise ship and can carry over 2,000 passengers at double occupancy. The ship is based in Australia and sails a range of cruise out of Brisbane.