Video: Riding a Cruise Ship Through the ‘Bomb Cyclone’

Normally we don’t think about a Caribbean cruise as being much of an adventure, but it can turn into quite the experience when your cruise line – in this case Norwegian – decides to ignore weather warnings and sail directly into the so-called “Bomb Cyclone” that hit the east coast of the U.S. last week. The video below gives you an indication of what this was like for the 4000 passengers onboard, and I can honestly say that I don’t think I experienced conditions like this even when on the Southern Ocean last year. Crazy stuff, with rooms and hallways flooding, the ship lurching violently, and passengers struggling to stand and walk. A smaller ship wouldn’t have fared well at all in these conditions.

Kraig Becker