Monday, 12 November, 2018

Stony Brook family's cruise to Bahamas rocked by winter storm

Storm Grayson batters cruise ship SG TERRIFYING Passengers feared for their lives in the storm
Stacy Diaz | 12 January, 2018, 17:52

After the tumultuous trip, Norwegian Cruise Line apologized to guests in two statements, saying the ship "encountered stronger than forecasted weather conditions".

A Norwegian cruise line ship sailed right into last week's winter storm on its return to NY from the Bahamas.

En route from the Bahamas to the Big Apple, the Norwegian Breakaway docked in NY on the weekend with a number of vacationers just thankful to be back on land.

A general view during the Norwegian Breakaway Christening Ceremony on May 8, 2013 in New York City.

"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, '" she added.

Another passenger Karoline Ross was travelling with 21 members of her family.

Olivia Ross said: "There were people crying, everyone was throwing up, it was a nightmare".

Now safely on land, traumatised passengers have revealed how they "held on for dear life" and one woman even described the incident as the "scariest moment of her life".

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. "'It was so tilted I was shaking".

Mendez also said that the captain did not provide updates in a timely manner with enough information as they sailed through the storm's path.

"People were getting sick", Mr Ross told Newsday said. "Due to the ship's late arrival on Friday and the ongoing weather situation, embarking guests are encouraged to arrive to the pier on Saturday morning".

The Breakaway's late arrival to NY delayed a 14-day cruise, and the company says those guests will receive a refund for the lost day.

"All guests and crew are safe", the company statement said. It wasn't so much about safety. I honestly wasn't sure we were going to make it through the night.