Global Affairs Canada says the Canadians were on board the Viking Sky cruise ship when it ran into engine trouble off Norway's rough, frigid western coast.
Footage showed furniture and other fixtures sliding around the vessel, as parts of the ceiling came down.
Five helicopters flying in the pitch dark took passengers from the tossing ship in a painstaking process that continued throughout the night.
Sydney-based Hector Palmer was on the Viking Sky with his companion when the cruise ship experienced engine trouble in an area off the Norwegian coast known for challenging waters.
Another Viking ship burial was believed to have been found in Jellestad in southeastern Norway previous year.
The ship suffered engine failure on Saturday afternoon and was thrown by choppy waters off the coast of Norway.
"I am 71, he is 74 - well, they took us up together and we got hooked in, and lifted up, that was quite a jolt", Susan said.
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As of Monday morning, 10 people were still hospitalized, down from the 20 who were treated shoreside for what Viking over the weekend called "non-life-threatening" injuries.
Built in 2017, the Viking Sky is 227m long and 29m wide, according to the company's website.
With three of four engines restarted on Sunday, two tugs towed the vessel away from unsafe reefs.
The passengers are mostly British or American, they added.
"Alexus Sheppard, whose social media bio identifies her as an author, educator and LGBT advocate, posted live updates with photos and videos of the emergency to her Facebook and Twitter feeds - all while using hashtags like "#MayDay", "#WhatARelief" and "#HolyS--".
One of those still on board, Lara from Birmingham in the United Kingdom, said "the crew were magnificent and have kept the remaining passengers safe, warm and fed".
Viking Ocean Cruises said Monday it had begun "an internal investigation ... to establish a complete and thorough understanding of what happened", and welcome the official investigations which they "will fully support".
Viking Ocean Cruises reports that they have cancelled their next sailing which was scheduled to embark on March 27.