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P&O cruise forced to run after the woman smacks man with bottle of wine

A 37-year-old woman on board the Pacific Explorer allegedly struck a 21-year-old man over the head with an empty wine bottle during a fight on Saturday night.

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A P&O cruise liner was forced to return to Sydney after a fight broke out between passengers waiting in the queue for the toilet, according to police in New South Wales.

The fight reportedly broke out between a group of men celebrating a bachelor party on the P&O ‘ s Pacific Explorer on Saturday night, in which a man, the 37-year-old girlfriend allegedly hit a 21-year-old man over the head with an empty bottle of wine, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.

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The brawl was broken up by the security, and the 21-year-old man was treated for a laceration to his head, ABC reports. The entire group was apprehended by the crew of the ship.

P&O further revealed in a statement that New South Wales Police Marine Area Command responded to a call for help on Sunday morning, on the Pacific Explorer in Sydney harbour and the removal of the group from the liner.

“This is in line with our strict policy of zero tolerance of excessive behaviour that affects the safety, comfort and enjoyment of other guests. While these events are rare, we have no hesitation in taking strong action when necessary to comply with this policy,” a representative for the cruise line stated.

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The woman, who as Tatiana Baladina, is charged with reckless wounding and affray, News.com.au reported. She has now been released on bail and will appear in court on 9 March.

The six men were released without being charged.

The Pacific Explorer is on a three-day round trip cruise from Sydney, News.com.au reported. The return on Monday to dock.

P&O further stated that the group is no longer welcome to travel with P&O Cruises or any of its associated brands” in the aftermath of the incident.

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P&O Cruises is operated by Carnival Corporation & PLC, which also operates the Carnival Cruise Line, the Cunard Line and Princess Cruises, among others.

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