The seaworthiness of the cruise ship has not been affected, the company says – Image: @cmaxeyy/Twitter

Terrified holidaymakers were evacuated from the dining room of the Carnival Glory after it smashed into the Carnival Legend near the Cozumel, Mexico port, this afternoon.

Matthew Bruin (@BruinMatthew) tweeted: “Carnival Glory just crashed into Carnival Legend and almost crashed into Oasis of the Seas at the Cozumel cruise port.”

Carnival Cruise have replied to tweets showing the videos, the report added.

They said: “We are assessing the damage to both ships.

“There is one reported minor injury of a Carnival Glory guest that occurred when a group of guests were evacuated from the dining room on Decks 3 and 4.

“We are assessing the damage but there are no issues that impact the seaworthiness of either ship.

Image: @cmaxeyy/Twitter

“We have advised guests from both ships to enjoy their day ashore in Cozumel.

“The next cruise for both ships is not impacted.”

Morgan Saxton of KUTV News tweeted that it appears “all damage is above the water-line.”

Rudy Harper of WXYZ 7 Action News said: “The Carnival Glory crashed into the Carnival Legend while trying to leave the port of Cozumel this morning, according to a viewer.

“Check out the damage to the stern.”

Parts of the balcony are hanging loose and one corner of its stern is smashed in.

The Carnival Glory was on a seven-night cruise to the Western Caribbean out of New Orleans while the Carnival Legend was also on a week-long cruise to the same area from Tampa, Florida.

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