Passengers use social media to share terrifying cruise experience

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This image made available by Flavio Cadegiani shows damage to Royal Caribbean’s ship Anthem of the Seas, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. The ship ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, forcing passengers into their cabins overnight. No injuries were reported and only minor damage to some public areas. The […]

(WPRI) — When thousands of passengers aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship were relegated to their staterooms for hours during a violent winter storm this weekend, they used social media to document their frightening experience.

The Anthem of the Seas was heading to Florida from New Jersey when the ship sailed right into a storm that was packing intense winds and rain.

While Royal Caribbean said the ship was not damaged, pictures and video from passengers show otherwise.

Take a look at their first-hand accounts shared on Twitter and Instagram:

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