The window of a pensioner killed when a freak wave hit a cruise ship during a storm in the English Channel has said she was offered a 25 per cent off her next holiday as compensation.

James Swinstead, 85, died ‘almost instantly’ after water rushed on board the British cruise ship Marco Polo as it was battered by waves during severe storms.

His wife Helen was dining with her husband when water crashed through a window, injuring him and a number of the 735 passengers on board the 22,000-tonne vessel.

Mrs Swinstead has claimed the ‘badly maintained’ vessel was regularly painted to hide rust, and that she was offered a 25per cent discount by cruise ship owners Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) if she chose to sail with the company again.

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