Passengers aboard a seven-day Carnival cruise to the western Caribbean could be forgiven if they felt they were trapped in a scene from a "Titanic" sequel.
Video and photographic footage from a Thursday flood on the Carnival Dream, caused by a break in the ship's fire suppression system, shows gallons of water gushing out of pipes like a bath faucet turned on. The rushing water filled hallways with roiling pools, and spurted out of walls.
"I literally thought this was a scene from 'Titanic,' " a Facebook user posted on a passenger's thread that displayed images of water gushing all over the hallway of Deck 9.
Passenger Marla DeAnn Haase's post with the video and images on Facebook is the one that especially caught social media's attention. In a big way. More than 10,000 people shared her first post, stamped 6:33 p.m. on May 3. Her video of water pouring from the ceiling and walls has had more than 1.3 million views. One passenger said people had been relocated to the spa to sleep on yoga mats.
Marla DeAnn Haase, a passenger, posted images of the flooding on Facebook .
She wrote: "Um....FB folks.....this is a rare moment of internet connection ....we are flooding on a cruise, we heard the violins and the silverware all came crashing down. What in the world....say a prayer for us all."