Furious cruise ship passengers have been filmed yelling at the crew to "get them back to London" after the liner failed to dock at several ports.
Some 2,000 tourists on the Norwegian Spirit paid up to £5,300 each for a once-in-a-lifetime 'mystical fjords' tour, with excursions in France, Amsterdam, Norway and Iceland.
But it soon descended into the "worst trip ever" after high winds stopped it docking in Le Havre in France, Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Reykjavik (Iceland) – leaving them trapped on board for three days.
Footage has since emerged of the ensuing chaos, with passengers "staging a mutiny" at the crew.
Cruise ship passengers' mutiny after £5k Nordic trip becomes ‘holiday from hell’
One video shows several crewmembers trying to explain the incident to a huge crowd of people.
Boos erupt from those watching before one person screams: "Take us back to London."
"We don't want to be on this ship," the same voice yells as a third agrees, saying: "We want off this ship."
In another clip, a large group is seen holding placards in protest, in the atrium of the ship.
They chant "we want a refund" while standing in a line in front of the stairs.
Another video captured a man, thought to be American, shouting in the face of a cruiseliner crew member.
He screamed: "You're lying, you're lying" before asking if he was going to get arrested.
Passengers were taken to Norway but the ship berthed in a "deserted" town which was closed to tourists, with the famous fjords viewable only from a distance.
A stop in Reykjavik was cancelled and replaced with a trip to Greenock, near Glasgow – but the 900ft-long ship was refused permission to dock there on Monday morning, and the captain decided to head to Belfast instead.
Those on board also claim the sewage system failed during the chaos.
Leena Roland, 48, from Devon, told the Daily Mail: “There are a lot of angry people on this ship and a lack of adequate explanation as to what’s going on almost caused a riot this morning.
“It’s been a nightmare of a holiday, and now many of the toilets in the cabins are overflowing with sewage. It’s not my idea of a luxury cruise break.”
Debbie Fuller, from LA, added: ‘They (the crew) won’t speak to us or tell us anything. We were promised such an incredible trip to all these amazing places but it turned into the holiday from hell.”
A spokesman for Norwegian Cruise Line said: "Unfortunately, Norwegian Spirit’s itinerary was impacted by weather conditions.
"While nine ports of call were originally planned for the voyage, the revised itinerary allowed the ship to call to eight ports.
"We are very sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment our guests experienced.
"As such, we made the decision to offer a 25% future cruise credit.
"We always do our best to provide our guests with a truly enjoyable and memorable vacation, but our very first priority is to ensure their safety and the safety of our crew.”
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