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'Traumatized': Horrifying Video Footage Shows Carnival Cruise Ship Get Rocked By Massive Storm The Carnival Sunshine was headed back to Charleston, South Carolina from the Bahamas.

By Emily Rella

It was a vacationer's worst nightmare come true after a Carnival Cruise ship battled a massive storm off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina over the holiday weekend.

"Carnival Sunshine's return to Charleston was impacted by the weather and rough seas on Saturday," Carnival explained in a statement per CNN.  "The weather's prolonged impact on the Charleston area delayed the ship's arrival on Sunday and as a result, the next voyage's embarkation was also delayed."

Passengers onboard the Carnival Sunshine cruise ship took to social media to share their harrowing experiences as they made their way back from The Bahamas.

In one vivid clip, passengers struggle to keep their door shut as the "90 mph wind" kept throwing it open, leaving the crew and frightened guests to use a bathrobe to try to pull the door shut.

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In another video that's been viewed over 7.6 million times, a passenger named Aeryn shows how rough the seas were, with water coming over the deck and flooding the ship.

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"Are you traumatized, cause I would be," one commenter said. "That's one of my biggest fears unlocked."

"It's giving Titanic," another said, trying to make light of the situation.

One passenger claimed via TikTok that cruise-goers were left "high and dry" and were not given updates about the storm and its strength until 7:40 a.m. Saturday morning.

"We were left blind for almost 15 hours," he said.

The Carnival Sunshine can fit just over 3,000 guests with 1,040 crew members.

Five-day cruises from Charleston to the Bahamas start at an average of $349 per person.

Emily Rella

Entrepreneur Staff

Senior News Writer

Emily Rella is a Senior News Writer at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she was an editor at Verizon Media. Her coverage spans features, business, lifestyle, tech, entertainment, and lifestyle. She is a 2015 graduate of Boston College and a Ridgefield, CT native. Find her on Twitter at @EmilyKRella.

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