'Oh My God, Titanic 2.0!' Cruise Ship Hits Iceberg Near Hubbard Glacier

A Norwegian Cruise Line ship was forced to cancel the remainder of its voyage after it hit an iceberg while transiting to Hubbard Glacier, Alaska, on June 25.

Footage captured by one of the onboard passengers shortly before 10 am on the day of the accident shows the iceberg just after the collision.

“My brother spotted the glacier that we were about to hit,” Benjamin Talbott told Storyful. “[It] shook the entire vessel, almost like a push on the shoulder, and sounded like a door slamming shut.”

In the video, Talbott can be heard shouting “Oh my God, it’s Titanic 2.0!” but he insisted that he was not “freaking out” but rather marvelling at the size of the iceberg. He later expressed gratitude towards the cruise staff, whom he described as being professional and comforting throughout the experience.

The Norwegian Sun sailed to Juneau for further assessment, where it was given clearance by the United States Coast Guard to return to Seattle at reduced speed, Komo News reported.

The boat safely docked in Seattle on June 26 and will remain there while the necessary repairs are being made. Credit: Benjamin Talbott via Storyful

Video Transcript

BENJAMIN TALBOTT: Oh my god, Titanic 2.0. Oh my god.

- Yeah, we got a big ole one.

BENJAMIN TALBOTT: Oh my-- we hit some icebergs.

- We hit some ice.

BENJAMIN TALBOTT: We hit some ice. Oh my god. Oh my god.

- [INAUDIBLE] come here. Come here.

BENJAMIN TALBOTT: Whoa.

- Come look at it. It's right here. [INAUDIBLE]

BENJAMIN TALBOTT: Oh--

- It picked it up. It broke it apart and everything.

BENJAMIN TALBOTT: Oh my god, Titanic 2.0. Oh my god.

- Yeah, we hit a big ole one.

BENJAMIN TALBOTT: Oh my-- we hit some iceberg.

- We hit some ice.

BENJAMIN TALBOTT: We hit some ice. Oh my god. Oh my god.

- [INAUDIBLE] Come here.

BENJAMIN TALBOTT: Whoa.

- Come here. Come look at it. It's right here. [INAUDIBLE]

BENJAMIN TALBOTT: Oh--

- It picked it up. It broke it apart and everything.

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