Strong winds and rough seas caused damage to some cruise ships and sent others off schedule, during a stormy weekend in the Mediterranean.  

The 114,000-ton Costa Concordia sustained damage to its bow after hitting a dock in Palermo, Italy, as it attempted to dock in 50 mile-per-hour winds on Nov. 22, Costa Cruises said.

Nobody was hurt and the accident did not cause any disruption to the ship's itinerary, as the ship was repaired while in port in Palermo, Costa said.

The Grand Princess arrived in Civitavecchia at 12:30 p.m. instead of 4 a.m. on Nov. 22, where its 12-day cruise had ended.

Princess Cruises said that the ship encountered "severe weather and particularly rough seas" on Nov. 21, while en route to Civitavecchia, causing a brief power loss and a broken window in Sabatini's, a restaurant on Deck 4. 

No passengers were injured, the line said, and when the ship arrived in Civitavecchia it was inspected for potential damage and was granted permission to set sail that evening, three hours behind schedule.

A travel agent hosting a large group on the ship said that other passengers reported being thrown from their beds during the storm.

"Glasses flew through the air, people were thrown out of bed," the agent said. "When we lost power in the storm, we were listing. ... Everyone was told to stay in their rooms, including the crew."

The agent said that many people missed flights home and had to spend the night in Rome.

Royal Caribbean International said that the Brilliance of the Seas missed Malta and Cannes due to bad weather over the weekend, as well.


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