P&O cruise brawl dubbed ‘Benidorm on sea’ full of booze Brits by angry mum

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WILD: A patriotic party sparked the brawl (Pic: RICHARD GAISFORD / TWITTER)

The devastated mother has blasted passengers who drank “as much as they could” on a cruise ship which led to a chaotic brawl in the Horizon restaurant on the liner. 

Families ran from the fight that left three men and three women with what has been described as significant injuries including bruising and cuts. 

Witnesses said the horrifying scene implicated staff members and claimed there was “blood everywhere” as the brawl broke out. 

Police investigating the incident have since released a 43-year-old man and 41-year-old woman who had previously been taken into custody. 

But one stricken mother is unable to forget the incident, branding the cruise liner “Benidorm on sea” as Brits made sure to get their drinks package money’s worth. 

She told MailOnline: “From the moment we embarked on the ship we found may of the other guests to be rude, have zero manners or respect for others. 

“The boat was basically Benidorm on Sea with a me, me, me attitude. 

“We found many people were there purely to drink as much as they could with their unlimited drinks packages. 

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POLICE: Officers attended the ship as it docked in Southampton (Pic: PA)

“One of the men was out of control, he had his shirt all ripped open and stuff”

Martin Symons

“My son has been shoved, almost pushed on to a train track brother guests rushing to get on the P&O train trip before us and had his hand burnt by a man jostling him at the buffet with no apology or care shown.” 

The fight was thought to have been sparked by a booze-fuelled “patriotic” party that got under way as the cruise left Bergen just after 2.30pm on Thursday.

By Friday morning, a fight broke out at around 2am and the the liner docked at Southampton at 6.45am on Saturday, with the alleged culprits confined to their cabin.

“I saw four people fighting and they were pulling hair and shouting,” Martin Symons told MailOnline. 

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DANGER: Families fled from the dining area as the fight broke out (Pic: RICHARD GAISFORD / TWITTER)

“There were two men who looked like they were the women’s husbands. One of the men was out of control, he had his shirt all ripped open and stuff.

“He was actually beating up who seemed to be one of the other man’s wife.

“They were being kicked in the head and one woman’s earrings were pulled out.”

A spokesman for Hampshire Police confirmed the force had attended the ship: “Officers attended after a number of people were assaulted on-board a cruise ship. 

“Six people, three men and three women were assaulted. A number of injuries were suffered including significant bruising and cuts.”

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