Rocky (storming) cruises

Nervous Just wondering if anyone ever had a rocky (stormy) cruise?

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On the Song Of America about 20 years ago we were leaving P.V. Mexico and the Captain said over the P/A "we are expecting rough seas tonight, may I suggest that you take to night to enjoy your cabin with room service and a movie. If you do not need to be out of your cabin suggest you stay in your cabin tonight" about 1/2 the MDR was no shows to dinner, easy to get seats at the bars. We were lucky and our beds were going parallel to the ship. I felt like I needed straps to tie me down to the bed, if the beds would have been perpendicular we would have been tossed out of bed. I was young back then and just thought if the ships is rocking R to L, then I get drunk enough to sway L to R and all will balance out!!

A couple years ago on the Carnival Glory in the Caribbean the ship was rocking enough that all the drawers slid open and the noise woke me up. My friend was in the next cabin and his bed went the other direction, he woke up being rolled out of bed and had to grab onto the bed frame to not end up on the floor.

Rocky nights can be fun on a ship, a bit of adventure to remember the cruise by.Big Smile

On the way to Hawaii in 2009 we had a bit of a rough patch for about 8 hours. We loved it, but a few people were ill and one elderly passenger fell in his cabin and suffered a broken hip.Overall it was a bit of fun and sleeping was an adventure.

I had a rocking and rolling one on the Zaandam San Diego to Vancouver Canada

Never experienced anything bad, just some rolling waves. We were parallel because we had a balcony so it was just like a rocking in a cradle. The worst thing was that we were going into a storm and it was right before the ocean area show and it had to get canceled... Just some lightning and rain, but enough for the safety of the performers.

Me too, no never had the 50ft waves that you hear about. Just rocking back in forth when sleeping. Rain out on deck with wind that keeps the cruisers in.

We sailed out of NY on the NCL Jewel 2 hours before the port was closed because of hurricane Sandy and skirted between Sandy and the coast as we quickly headed south. That night we had a tad bit of motion and all of the outside decks were closed (Our deck 11 balcony did open though ;) ) . We had better than 30 ft seas and I recall waking at 2 am when we were listing bad enough I was about to roll out of bed ... then the ship rolled the other way and my wife just about rolled out of bed.

I rather enjoyed it but I know a few who were not overly fond of the motion.

If the ships rocking, don't come ah knocking Wink

Just remembered when we were on HAL down to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico and during dinner the Captain made the announcement " I have good news and bad news, The good news is we missed the Hurricane, the bad news is we could hit 35 to 50 foot swells tonight" Boy did you hear the clanking of forks being dropped. Lucky for the ship it was not to bad.

We have been in 30 to 40 foot seas. We were rocking and rolling.


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