The Real Housewives of New York took their drama on a pleasure cruise on the high seas, but Mother Nature had some drama in store for the infamous Housewives that they definitely weren't expecting. According to anonymous sources who spoke to the website Page Six, the Housewives, who were vacationing in Cartagena, Colombia, became "hysterical" after their the ship they boarded proved to be an "old, decrepit vessel" rather than the luxury yacht they had been promised by producers.
According to the source, problems plagued the doomed pleasure cruise from the very beginning. As soon as everyone was on board, mechanical problems kept the ship from setting sail.
"Once they were ushered on board, the boat couldn't even move. The anchor got stuck, so the crew had to saw the anchor off before they could sail anywhere," the source claimed.
Getting away from the dock proved to be the first of their troubles. When they got out to open ocean, the engine caught fire, causing panic to spread through the Housewives like, well, wildfire.
"When they got out to sea, the engine caught fire. It was a huge blaze and the crew was fighting to put it out."
The fact that the seas that day were so rough probably didn't help matters one little bit. According to people who were there and spoke with Page Six, the boat was tossed about in the waves so much so that "the seats and other things on board that wasn't nailed down started flying about."
What followed was like something out of a horror movie.
Terrified, seasick, and desperately afraid that the boat they were on would sink, the Housewives "all thought they were going to die and they were hysterical," the source told Page Six.
"Bethenny [Frankel], Ramona [Singer] and Dorinda [Medley] were soaked and screaming hysterically; Carole [Radziwill] and Tinsley [Mortimer] were literally throwing up from seasickness. They were far out to sea and they thought they were going down like the Titanic."
According to a Bravo spokesperson, "At no time . . . was the vessel in danger of sinking, nor was a rescue required. Thankfully, everyone is fine. The safety of our cast and crew is paramount and, to that end, we are still reviewing the situation."
But those aren't the reports that Page Six's sources support. In fact, some reports claim that several of the Housewives are thinking about possibly suing Bravo for putting them through such distress, though it would be very difficult to them thanks to the contracts the stars sign.
Bravo, according to an anonymous source, plans on providing the Housewives with free therapy in order to make up for the disaster of a cruise.
Thankfully, all of the ladies were able to reach safety and their South American vacation was able to continue without too much trouble. Bravo is still investigating the incident, so there's sure to be more information about this maritime calamity. For now, let's hope the cast stays on dry land from now on.
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