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Footage has emerged of a cruise ship being flooded during a storm in the Gulf of Mexico – causing water to flow into people’s cabins.

Travis Hair, a passenger on the Royal Caribbean vessel, filmed as the balcony of his room on the Voyager Of The Seas was swamped.

Mr Hair said he captured the video while the vessel was “sailing through a thunderstorm” on 26 January.

He added there were “high winds on the deck… platters of food crashing to the floor in the buffet, liquor and other glass breaking, water coming in through the balconies and flooding.”

The footage also shows sunbeds piled up on the deck after being tossed around in the powerful storm.

The vessel was on its way back to Galveston, Texas, as part of a five-night trip to Cozumel, Mexico, according to USA Today.

Passenger Chelsea Ireland told the newspaper she felt the vessel tilt as it was battered by heavy winds.

She said: “When we tried to walk across our room, it felt like we were walking up a very steep hill.”

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Travis Hair filmed his flooded balcony. Pic: Storyful
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Travis Hair filmed his flooded balcony. Pic: Storyful

Fellow passenger Elaina Escobedo, 21, went to her grandparent’s cabin to check on them during the storm. “There were just things flying all over the place,” she said.

Ms Escobedo added that her grandmother was safe on the sofa, but her wheelchair had rolled across the room and cups of lemonade had been knocked over.

The footage emerged after another Royal Caribbean ship, Serenade of the Seas, reportedly flooded last month.

Sky News has contacted Royal Caribbean for comment.

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