Really scary footage - the cruise liner very nearly capsizes at one point. I couldn't work out why they didn't turn into the waves until I looked it up.
Must have been hell for the passengers - there were 700 on board!!!
The ship wasn't designed for rough weather - more coastal crusing but the original company went bust and the new operators were operating outside it's parameters.
Apparently it was hit by a freak wave 45' high - but a normal liner would cope - they lost engines and steering for a while - I take it a sea anchor would be a bit big for one of those.
Ship was called the Olympic Voyager at the time.