Bahamas-Bound Cruise Ship Caught in Hurricane-Force Winds

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas will be docking in Cape Canaveral, Fla., after encountering 30-foot waves.
2:05 | 02/08/16

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Scary night for thousands at sea. Caught in extreme conditions. Thousands ordered to stay in their rooms and ABC's Linzie Janis is here with the latest. Reporter: Good morning, George. The royal caribbean an the them of the seas is its newest ship, but it's being put to the test. Overturned furniture, ceilings giving way. Anything that nailed down falling to the ground. A cruise ship trying to steady itself in 30-plus-feet waves. These are the first images tweeted from passengers aboard royal caribbean's anthem of the seas. Off the Carolina coast. The roughly 4,000 people aboard ordered to stay in their cabins. Walk around our room. Reporter: The ship took off from New Jersey Saturday, for a seven-day cruise to the Bahamas. But due to the weather's intensity it will be docking in cape canavarel, Florida. Leeian Ya tweeting, we're trapped in our rooms. Amount things were shifting around our room was a little frightening. We eventually took anything loose and duck it away where it wouldn't move. We had bottles of water flying off of tables. When we looked out wir does, we saw waves that looked the height of our balcony. We were on the seventh deck. Questions remain about how the ship ended up in the middle of this scary storm. Right now, based on what we're hearing from passengers, the worst of the weather may be behind them. The seaworthiness of the ship hasn't been affected. All right, Linzie, thank you. Now to a story making headlines at Cornell.

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