Monday, 22 January, 2018

Winter storm threatens cruise ship with monstrous waves, winds, and flooding

'This Is Not Going To End Well,' Norwegian Cruise Sailed Through Thick Of Winter Storm Winter storm threatens cruise ship with monstrous waves, winds, and flooding
Nicole Thomas | 12 January, 2018, 17:52

Norwegian Cruise Line did not wish to appear on camera, but said in a statement that the Breakaway encountered stronger than forecasted weather conditions.

CBS New York reports the Norwegian Cruise Line ship was on its way back from the Bahamas to its current homeport in New York when it got caught in the storm in the Atlantic Ocean.

At long last on Friday the ship made it to NY, however a significant number of the travelers need answers.

Norwegian Breakaway at Meyer Werft Shipyard, Papenburg, in February 2013.

"When you're on a boat in the middle of the ocean and water is pouring down the stairs, you're thinking 'this is not going to end well".

The family had taken the cruise to celebrate the 80th birthday of a family patriarch, with 21 family members on board.

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"The waves were over 40 feet and it was continuous - children crying, people seasick, vomiting all over the boat".

"People were getting sick", Mr Ross told Newsday said.

Some passengers said they felt "traumatized" and that their lives were put in danger. "It was so tilted I was shaking".

In another post on Twitter, water can be seen dripping near the stairwells on deck 6 as housekeeping staff is hard at work trying to limit the damage. "But they wanted to get all those new customers with new money with a 14-day cruise". All guests will receive a refund of one day of their cruise fare, in the form of an onboard credit. "All guests and crew are safe", a spokesman said. "We sincerely apologize to our guests for these stronger than expected weather conditions and any resulting discomfort they may have experienced", the company's statement read. It wasn't so much about safety.

CBS2 reached out to other cruise lines. "I think Norwegian did a great job of handling the communications and just making sure we were informed".

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