A Princess cruise ship listed heavily while at sea on its way to New York Tuesday, injuring some of the passengers aboard. The Crown Princess, owned by Princess Cruises, had just departed from Port Canaveral at when it experienced problems with its steering equipment and rolled heavily to one side. The ship, which began sailing a month ago, listed to the portside of the vessel.
Princess Cruises issued a statement late Tuesday stating that initial reports indicate some passengers did suffer serious injury, and the cruise line had docked to transport many of them to medical facilities. Injuries include cuts, bruises and fractures, according to the statement.
The company said it is issuing full refunds to all passengers, along with a reimbursement of additional expenses. It said the watertight integrity of the vessel wasn’t compromised in the incident and some passengers are remaining onboard.
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