Cruise ships are truly a sight to behold. They are the sea giants that slice the seven oceans carrying passengers on the trips of their lives. There are, of course, other ships equal or even bigger than the cruise ships, but the only difference between them is that they don’t quite scream party or fun in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Being big can definitely be a problem for these ships. They are a lot harder to manoeuvre around, and the captain has to think about up to 9000 people on board, unlike the cargo ships which can have a crew of less than a 100 people. There have been a lot of examples of the importance of being cautious when piloting this kind of a ship, like the sinking of the Titanic, one of the pioneers of the cruise ships.
Here we have a bit of a funnier take on throwing caution to the wind. This cruise ship failed to dock in spectacular fashion when it collided with a platform in the port of Nassau, Bahamas. As the captain manoeuvred the ship into dock, he hit the stern off the jetty and left a considerable dent. Speaking to Storyful, uploader Scott Lewitt described the scene: “While enjoying my morning coffee I saw the Disney Dream coming into port. With it being such a Majestic ship, I decided to stay and watch her dock. The rest kind of speaks for itself!” Credit: SCOTT LEWITT via Storyful