WHATS THE WORST WEATHER YOU EVER CRUISED THROUGH?

No, rain squalls don't count, nor do trips courtesy anybody's navy...you got paid for that hehehehe….Im talking about  a day or two or three of absolutely wretched conditions.. We've been lucky...two years back on the JEWEL they had towels and stuff everywhere, wind blowing through the doors...I went to the top bar...watched it all...she was as green as my shorts...

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I've cruised through Tropical Storms and hurricanes!

At the end of October 2012 we left the Manhattan terminal in NY aboard the Norwegian Jewel 2 hours before they closed the port because of incoming hurricane Sandy and we went south squeezing between the hurricane and land as it was bearing down on NY City. Through the night we had 30 ft + seas and all outside decks were closed. We had a tail wind and some pretty heavy rain. I recall waking up at 2 am and was on the verge of rolling out of bed when things shifted and I was then on the verge of rolling onto my wife. All in all I rather enjoyed the ride although my daughter was a bit less than thrilled. By mid morning things were quieting down and by noon the seas were relatively calm, the winds were minimal and the weather was great.

One time cruising in So. America the ship listed so sharply that bottles of red wine tipped over & one landed on my lap.  On the same cruise, the ship listed so hard that we could not walk straight up.  More recently, we went through hurricane winds in the Tasmanian Sea and had to skip a port because the winds were too strong.

We we're trying to out run the hurricane that was chasing us from behind. Our king bed turned into 2 twins with a great divide in the center. My mom was on a cruise ship when the Captain came over the p a system to tell them he was gonna make a hard right to avoid a wave coming over the top of the ship!

We we're trying to out run the hurricane that was chasing us from behind. Our king bed turned into 2 twins with a great divide in the center. My mom was on a cruise ship when the Captain came over the p a system to tell them he was gonna make a hard right to avoid a wave coming over the top of the ship!

First cruise ever. Aboard the Navigator of the Seas August 2005. This ship was tilted to one side as water flowed in under our closed balcony door and formed a river the length of our stateroom out to the hallway. We were making our way back to port when hurricane Katrina decided to cross our path. Funtimes.

I can’t remember if it was our 2nd or 3rd cruise, but we actually survived a half day of showers on a sea day. The stress of having to be indoors and take in the entertaiment, or wander, read and relax was not what we planned for our perfect cruise. CryingWink

My first cruise (Carnival Sensation, 1996) we were sailing in perfectly flat seas when all of a sudden the ship started listing. We were sitting in the MDR for lunch at the time. The tableware slid off the tables onto the floor, and all the dishes in the galley crashed to the floor.

The word was passed down that another ship had passed going to fast and we were caught in it's wake.

Not sure I believe that.

As far as weather, we have had uncomfortable storms ahead/behind hurricanes, but not anything remarkable.

And here I thought I was gonna get some war stories straight out of "The Hurricane", complete with Dorothy Lamour......

Well, there was that one time I was cruising in the North Atlantic when three hurricanes merged right on top of my boat -- it was the perfect storm!

Or that time I was doing a New Years cruise and got hit by a rogue wave that flipped the ship upside down.Big Smile

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