'Real Housewives of New York' cast was stranded at sea on cruise ship from hell

During a recent trip to Colombia, the cast of "The Real Housewives of New York" embarked on a cruise trip that went terribly wrong while filming for the show's upcoming tenth season.

According to Page Six, the Bravo stars were scared for their lives as their "pleasure cruise" quickly turned into a turbulent ride on a boat that caught fire as it sank -- "and there were only two or three life jackets for everyone on board." Judging by the cast's Instagram activity, the trip appears to have happened earlier this month.

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A subsequent People report says that "the boat was old, beaten up and falling apart, [and] there were no amenities, no food, and a crew that didn’t know what they were doing."

Perhaps a sign of things to come, when "they were [initially] ushered on board, the boat couldn't even move" because "the anchor got stuck," so the crew was forced to "saw the anchor off before they could sail anywhere."

Despite the cast "complaining right off the bat," production "pushed them to continue because they knew it would make good TV."

And, once they hit the high seas, it was far from smooth sailing after the the boat's engine caught on fire -- without a fire extinguisher on board. 

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"It was a huge blaze and the crew was fighting to put it out," the source told Page Six.

Additionally, "the seats and other things on board weren't nailed down [and] started flying about," prompting mass panic on the cruise.

"It was a disaster," an insider told People. "The vessel was so shaky and the waters so rocky that the women got really sick. Things began flying off the boat. The engine caught on fire. None of the crew spoke English. None of the women felt safe. Carole and Tinsley got sick and were throwing up overboard. The others were all screaming for help. They were all scared out of the minds. They thought they were going to die out there."

"Bethenny [Frankel], Ramona [Singer] and Dorinda [Medley] were soaked and screaming hysterically, Carole [Radziwill] and Tinsley [Mortimer] were literally throwing up from seasickness," the Page Six source added. "They were far out to sea, and they thought they were going down like the Titanic."

Sources tell Page Six that the ladies eventually made it to safety and report that Bravo offered them all counseling to deal with the tumult of their experience.

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"'The Real Housewives of New York City' cast was recently on a boat in South America and encountered turbulent water," the network said in a statement. "Thankfully, everyone is fine and was able to continue their vacation as planned. The safety of our cast and crew is paramount and, to that end, we are doing a full investigation."

As for the veteran Bravo stars, they are less than pleased that they were put in danger for the sake of the show.

"If anything the experience brought them together," an insider told People. "Any feuds that have been carrying through the season were thrown aside. They’re furious with production for putting them in that situation to begin with."

Fellow cast members Sonja Morgan and Luann de Lesseps were also on the trip to Colombia, but it's unclear whether or not they were on the cruise.

In a photo that surfaced from the Colombian vacation on Twitter, de Lesseps is seen at a dinner table with the rest of the cast in what looks to be a wig.

People reports that, beyond the shocking cruise incident, the trip to Colombia also featured one cast member having to wear a diaper after getting sick with a parasite. Ramona reportedly left Colombia in a wheelchair because she was so distraught from the overall trip.

The tenth season of "RHONY" is set to feature a ton of major storylines. Perhaps most notably, it's expected to heavily feature Luann's arrest at the end of last year and touch upon the death of former cast member Jill Zarin's husband, Bobby.

An original "Real Housewives of New York" cast member, de Lesseps was arrested on Christmas Eve in Palm Beach for drunk and disorderly conduct after reportedly attacking a police officer at a hotel.

Earlier this month, de Lesseps rejected a plea deal and pled not guilty to all of the charges related to the incident. This comes weeks after she resumed filming "RHONY" -- reportedly sober -- after participating in a 21-day treatment program in January.

Season 10 of "The Real Housewives of New York" is expected to premiere in the spring.

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PALM BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 24: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Best quality available) In this handout provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Reality TV Personality Luann de Lesseps poses for her booking photo after being charged with battery of an officer, public intoxication, resisting an officer and threatening a public servant on December 24, 2017 in Palm Beach, Florida. de Lesseps was released and is set to return to court on January 25, 2018. (Photo by Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Luann De Lesseps and Kim Heirston Evans attend A Christmas Cheer Holiday Party 2017 Hosted by George Farias, Anne and Jay McInerney at The Doubles Club on December 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Luann De Lesseps attends DailyMail.com & DailyMailTV Holiday Party with Flo Rida on December 6, 2017 at The Magic Hour in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Daily Mail)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: TV personality Luann de Lesseps attends the 'Meteor Shower' Broadway opening night at the Booth Theatre on November 29, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
CORAL GABLES, FL - OCTOBER 4: Luann de Lesseps at the American Red Cross South Florida Spectrum Awards kick off reception at Lilly Pulitzer Boutique at Merrick Park on October 4, 2017 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Manny Hernandez / Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Luann De Lesseps attends Fashion Does Drag Ball at The McKittrick Hotel on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: Luann de Lesseps attends the 2017 Hampton Classic Horse Show Grand Prix competition on September 3, 2017 in Bridgehampton, New York. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 29: (L-R) LuAnn de Lesseps, Kelly Killoren Bensimon and Gizelle Bryant attend the Jill Zarin's 5th Annual Luxury Luncheon on July 29, 2017 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
WATERMILL, NY - JULY 29: Luann DeLesseps D'Agostino attends the 20th Annual Super Saturday to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance at Nova's Ark Project on July 29, 2017 in Watermill, New Yor (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/WireImage)
WATER MILL, NY - JULY 28: Tom D'Agostino Jr. and Luann de Lesseps attend Alzheimer's Association Hosts Rita Hayworth Gala Hamptons Kickoff Event at Private Residence on July 28, 2017 in Water Mill, New York. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 18: LuAnn de Lesseps are seen in Soho on July 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Jeff Lewis (L) and Luann de Lesseps attend 'The Real Housewives Of New York City' Season 9 Premiere Party at The Attic Rooftop Lounge on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Candace Bushnell, Luann de Lesseps and Patricia Hearst Shaw attend Verdura Celebrates the Hearst Castle Preservation Foundation at Verdura Showroom on April 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Luann de Lesseps and Tom D�Agostin attend the 2017 Tribeca Ball at the New York Academy of Art on April 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: LuAnn de Lesseps attends the New York Academy of Art Tribeca Ball Honoring Will Cotton at New York Academy of Art on April 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Tv Personality Luann de Lesseps and Nicole Nadeau attend the MTV RE:DEFINE 2017 - Parivate Preview And Auction Launch at Great Jones Studio on March 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Tom D�Agostino Jr. and Luann de Lesseps attend the Nicole Miller collection Front Row during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 2, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images For New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Luann de Lesseps attends the Nicole Miller Fall 2017 After Party on February 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Tom D'Agostino and wife Luann de Lesseps pose at the Opening Night of 'Sunset Boulevard'on Broadway at The Palace Theatre on February 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Luann de Lesseps attends the Nicole Miller collection Front Row during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 2, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images For New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) TV personality Luann de Lesseps visits the SiriusXM Studios on October 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13: Reality star Luann De Lesseps attends Build Series to discuss 'Does This Make My Butt Look Big?' at AOL HQ on October 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic)
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