Jamaica: Carnival cruise ship hosting music festival at sea hits pier, leaving passengers stuck on land

Source: Fox News

“Passengers on a music festival at sea had the blues when severe weather caused their Carnival cruise ship to hit a pier in Jamaica, damaging it so badly that cruisegoers were stuck on the island a lot longer than planned. The incident impacted the Carnival Magic ship at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Ocho Rios, reports said. ‘Strong winds and swells caused the pier fender to collapse under pressure,’ a Carnival spokesman told USA Today. The ship had to leave the area where it was docked, dock at another nearby pier later on and guests who were ashore were then able to rejoin the ship, the spokesman said. The trip was part of what was billed as ShipRocked 2024, a music festival at sea consisting of ‘six terrifying nights of music & madness,’ according to its website.” (02/08/24)