Skip to comments.‘This Is Not Going To End Well:’ Norwegian Cruise Sailed Through Thick Of Winter Storm
Posted on 01/08/2018 7:46:02 AM PST by BenLurkin
Thursdays winter storm was tough to take around the Tri-State Area, but imagine being in the thick of it on a cruise ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
For 21 members of the Ross family, of Stony Brook, it was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime cruising to the Bahamas for their patriarchs 80th birthday.
Instead, they returned Friday after what they called a nightmare onboard the Norwegian Breakaway.
I thought Id never be in a situation where I would say thats the scariest moment of my life. This was the worst moment of my life, said Karoline Ross, speaking exclusively with CBS2s Carolyn Gusoff.
CBS2 asked Norwegian Cruise Line why the decision was made to sail back to New York in the middle of what was forecast to be a monster coastal storm.
The cruise line initially released a statement, apologizing to travelers that were delayed for the companys next embarkment, but made no mention of those who weathered the storm.
(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...
Was the crew singing: “Valhala, I am coming!”?
“There’s got to be a morning after....”
When I was a kid, we called these “monster storms”, WINTER.
That’s because the family has no sea expertise nor engineering reports about how strong the ship in in which conditions.
Sounds more like an adventure to me.
It’s not an adventure until something goes wrong.
Some people pay more for these kinds of adventure.
“This ride is the same as an elevator dropping 20 stories”. Why would I want to pay for that?
Didn’t that show have Leslie Stevens playing the captain???
Surely you were thinking about Leslie Nielsen.
“When I was a kid, we called these monster storms, WINTER.”
This WAS an unusual storm-——and I’ve lived through many of them.
Two inches of water in your cabin is not an adventure.
I was on a two week crossing of the Pacific back in the late 50s.
The swells were higher than our MSTS ship.
Soldiers below decks fought back gallons of barf sloshing back and forth...
Yeah, sure, that’s the ticket...
I’d hate to see how these folks would handle a real sea emergency.
Yes I understand you paid for “luxury” vacation, and you had to deal with less than an ideal situation, but you made it home safe.
First world problems.
Yep, it was. BTW, love the UserID.
And don’t call me Shirley.
Ahh haa! I’m on page 100 of 512 in Dirk Pitt series #16 Valhalla Rising.
Next book downloaded on the Nook is Crescent Dawn.
now they have a grand tale to tell their grandbrats..I wish I had been there...
And don’t call me Shirley!
The night before we were supposed to leave a substantial storm started coming through and there was doubt the ferry was going to take us back to the mainland. They finally decide to go ahead and this big ferry 9could hold a number of semis in the hold) was bucking up and slamming down because the seas were so rough - wasn't terrified but did have some doubts about whether we should have gotten on it. Trying to picture a cruise liner doing the same thing on a larger scale doesn't make me want to go and 'experience the thrill"....
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