Look what the Breakaway did ! I can almost hear the lawsuits

http://mashable.com/2018/01/06/cruise-winter-storm/#PWVKmGt1daq1

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I would find that kind of fun as long as my cabin did not get flooded.  I like when you can feel the ship moving.   I have been rolled out of  bed a couple times on cruises.  (smaller ships like Song Of America 37,584 GT)

I like when the woman said  “ we could die “.  

 

How many people are gonna run to an attorney screaming, the captain placed us in mortal danger

Well... Not so sure if I agree with Bak... The storm was well, well forecasted... The ships also have state of the art weather forecasts abilities... The ship should NOT have been there by any means.  Winter of course is a rough time to cruise on the East Coast.  Just like last summer when the RCCL ship sailed in a hurricane... It's all about flipping passengers and profit...  When I was in The USCG we were in bad weather a lot.. It's called a JOB I signed up for... Not a vacation I paid $1000s for... In my humble opinion... I'd be mad as well...

As long as it was just the three of us, we would've enjoyed the heck out of that cruise.  Different story if we had the little ones with us.

I think it's ridiculous for people to sue over stuff like this. If you got home safely, then it's a win.  Remember the flak the cruise lines got when people had to stay on the ship for extra days during the hurricanes?  

 

Off topic--just noticed I made Staff Captain.  Woohoo!!

 

Not really sure as I was not on the ship but I have faith in the Norwegian captains. We were on the Jewel out of NYC and we left port 2 hours before it was closed for hurricane Sandy and  we sailed between the hurricane and the coast and encountered 30 - 40 foot seas that first night. Yes we were rocked to sleep and the early morning was a tad rough on some with weak stomachs but overall it was not traumatic. It was a storm and yes these do happen in the north Atlantic. I suspect the news is sensationalizing this as they do with everything and that some individuals are dramatizing or exaggerating a bit as people tend to do. Were people afraid ... absolutely. Were they in mortal danger ... I somehow doubt it but as I was not there I cannot say. Will a law suit fly .... about as far as the ship flew out of the water.

I too have faith in the Captains.

I’m sure glad we weren’t on that cruise. Whether it could have been avoided or not is unknown right now,but the storm was forecasted. Seeing the video of the water in the hallways sure would have been disturbing to me.

There are people who complain if you don't sail into the storm and those that will complain that they did.  The captain must have felt it was safe enough.  But like some of you, I'm glad I wasn't on that ship, my DH on the other hand would have loved it.

My hubby would have loved it too AuntPinkie. 

In the Navy, on a destroyer we cruised into a typhoon.  Seas were so rough, big green swells covered the bow, that the ship was actually underwater for a couple of seconds.  The motovating factor was greed.  If we got on station before the end of the month, all pay was tax free.  To me those rough sea photos, shown on the Breakaway were only choppy waters.  Anyway the passengers cannot complain, they cruised like a Norwegian!!!

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