Video Shows Chaos Aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Caught in Storm

Passengers' cellphone videos show furniture flying as the cruise ship was caught in hurricane-force winds.
2:13 | 02/09/16

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Changing gears now to the latest on that royal caribbean cruise heading back to new Jersey this morning after getting caught in hurricane-force wins and a map showing its last known position and linsey Davis is in bayonne, New Jersey, with the latest. Good morning to you, linsey. Reporter: Good morning, Lara. That ship is expected to return here tomorrow morning so they wouldn't have to endure yet another storm. Some of the firsthand accounts from passengers are really quite terrifying. Among those on board the editor of "The Detroit free press." The ship tilting so far he said he was scared and told his wife he loved her. Rough seas causing the cruise ship to turn around. It's on its way back to new Jersey in morning after hurricane-force winds and 30 to 40-not waves prevented it from making it to its final destination of the Bahamas. Cabinets slamming open. Reporter: Passengers used cell phones to capture scenes that looked like they were right out of the "Titanic." Massive waves slammed it as it ran into a rough storm off the Carolina coast not long after leaving New Jersey over the weekend. The captain ordering the 4500 passengers and 1600 crew members to stay in their rooms for hours. The amount that things were shifting around our room was a little frightening. Reporter: Four passengers suffered minor injuries, now some on board blame the captain. I'm really concerned about the captain's judgment in this situation. I really resent the fact that he put 6,000 people's lives at risk taking us into a storm that was predicted. Reporter: Royal caribbean apologized to passengers in a statement Monday adding "While the weather was unpleasant, the ship remained seaworthy at all times. We thank the captain and crew for guiding the ship safely back to better weather." The cruise line is promising a full refund to all passengers and a 50% discount for a future cruise. One senator is calling for an ntsb investigation into why the cruise ship left the port in the first place when a storm was in the forecast for days. Lara. That is a very good question. Thank you so much, linsey.

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