Oh Hell No: Footage From A Cruise Ship Barreling Through That East Coast Bomb Cyclone

January 11, 2018

This is an almost 7-minute video of various footage shot aboard the Norwegian Breakaway (I'm surprised it didn't) while sailing through the bomb cyclone that recently hit the northeastern United States. Apparently the ship had plenty of warning about the storm, but decided to plow straight through it anyways, causing almost three full days of heavy rocking, flooding, and misery. I'm not sure that was the best course of action, and I can't imagine this was the family-fun vacation anybody was hoping for. I'd ask for my money back. Or sue Norwegian for ownership of the boat and then outfit it with cannons and start a life of piracy. "That would make one hell of a pirate ship." Right? Plus with numerous bars and casinos on the ship my crew will spend all their treasure money onboard and it'll all come right back to me! "Sounds like you've got this all figured out." Yaaaaar! Now, I want you to cut one of my hands and legs off so my crew takes me seriously. "I should probably poke one of your eyes out too." Yes -- perfect! I knew there was a reason I named your first mate.

Keep going for the video, but feel free to skip around.

Thanks to hairless, who's convinced the sinking of the Titanic was a conspiracy perpetrated by the Illuminati to scare people from taking cruises. But why? "I'm still working on that." Well you let me know when you figure it out and I'll tell the world.

  • Gilbert

    I went through a hurricane on a navy ship once (500+ feet long) and it looks like this thing had a far better arrangement than my ship did... I had a running count of how many tank alarms on 1 of my biggest tanks (even with compensation for pitch and roll) and the guys on either side of me for watch rotation were sick as dogs too, so I got all the extra time on shift...

    If I had to make a choice, I'd rather go through one in a cruise ship than a cruiser...

  • GeneralDisorder

    I don't remember if this is a saying from Norway or some other part of FinnoScandia but "there's no such thing as bad weather. Only bad clothes".

    Well, if that's true, what the fuck do you wear for this shit?

  • You'd think when they were designing the ship that the first thing they would try to make sure is that its... like... waterproof. Right?

    This thing looked like it had dozens, if not hundreds of failures with the most simple of tasks for a boat... (keeping water on the outside).

  • Guesticle

    a ship and bucket are both waterproof, but which side is the water on

  • Rainer Buss

    I am cruising on Shops too but it's nothing wrong with the movement of the ship, the problem. Had been the strong rain fall and so water came into. The ship, buy not sea water, yes on deck you see plenty of furniture are damaged or moved by the wind, bit the ship had bed never in danger, for me it looks like quite lots of fun. Sorry but you made it a freaking story where actually is nothing than wind.

  • Maybe they wanted to recreate The Poseidon Adventure.

  • Love that movie.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Idiot Captain's TRYING to get someone killed..

  • Jenness

    I love cruises but this was a really bad call on the captain's part. The other ships on the same itinerary with other lines decided to stay in port and they missed the worst weather. All those travel agents are probably hating NCL right now because of their irate customers.

  • TheQiwiMan

    'Travel Agents' are still a thing?

  • Jenness

    Pretty big thing, unless you are into spending wads of cash, having no perks and rolling the dice on bad room placements with travel insurance. that is not worth the email that sent it.

  • Shit I'm about to book my first cruise. Travel Agents are really still a thing? I figured it's just another middle man that adds cost, no? How could they justify their own existence at this point?

  • Jenness

    80% of all cruise travel is booked through agents. For packaged travel (air+hotel, air+cruise, etc.) you can get a better deal through an agent. Worst, you'll pay the same price as you would on your own but usually the agent will throw in a small credit or gift basket so you'll always make a little bit better. Plus an agent knows the different in cabin categories better.

  • This is in the US right? I guess I just have never heard of someone talking to a travel agent in the last 20+ years

  • TheQiwiMan
  • TheQiwiMan

    Good counterpoints, but let me raise some counter-counterpoints!

    and of course


  • Jenness

    My absolute fave is #2

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