Cruise Ship Weathers Horrific Sea Storm for 12 Hours

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It was supposed to be a dream vacation to the Bahamas, instead passengers onboard Royal Caribbean's "Anthem of the Seas" got hit with hurricane-force winds off the coast of South Carolina.

Winds of more than 100 mph wreaked havoc on this gigantic vessel carrying more than 4,000 passengers. Damage inside the ship included broken vases, caved in ceilings and tables and chairs flying off the deck!

After 12 hours of weathering the storm, the Captain decided to turn the ship around.

Royal Carribean gave passengers a full refund and 50% off a future cruise.

"The thing about this storm was that it was forecast for days," Florida Senator Bill Nelson said Tuesday. "So why in the world would a cruise ship with thousands of passengers go sailing into it?"

We were thinking the exact same thing.