1st Hand Account of Caribbean List

October 20, 2009

UPDATE 10/24: Check out the comments section of the post to see another account. This time from Lisa. Thanks Lisa.

UPDATE 10/21: Another cruiser from that voyage was able to provide us with their take in the incident:

We were with Carlene and yes it was a “Thank you God” moment–He is always there to protect us. The talk on the ship was it list 30 degrees and it seemed like it was for about 45 secs then it started to upright itself. When I heard my room steward say” That scared me” I knew something wasn’t right. I was amazed at how quick everything was returned to normal.

Thank you Carl& Johnny Beth!

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As Carlene Kelley commented on my Caribbean Princess Lists on Oct. 17, Carlene Writes:

I was on board! It was scary and a major happening on our trip. The pools on the 16th floor or deck emptied as witnessed by two of our traveling companions. The entire display of framed oil paintings dropped like dominoes. It was amazing how the crew recouped and had dinner for us that night! I was impressed!! To those of us on board, it was rather harrowing even though I know it could have been a lot worse! It was a “Thank You Lord” moment!

A big thanks goes out for providing us with the scary account.

If Carlene is reading, how many degrees do you estimate the list was?

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5 Responses to “1st Hand Account of Caribbean List”

  1. Carl& Johnny Beth said

    We were with Carlene and yes it was a “Thank you God” moment–He is always there to protect us. The talk on the ship was it list 30 degrees and it seemed like it was for about 45 secs then it started to upright itself. When I heard my room steward say” That scared me” I knew something wasn’t right. I was amazed at how quick everything was returned to normal.

  2. Cruise Ind said

    Thanks for the information Carl& Johnny Beth!
    -Greg

  3. lisa said

    I was on the sailing after 10/17-10/24 and we encountered the same kind of rough seas. It was really scary. My first time going through those kinds of conditions. The wind was howling and the ship was moving up and down and side to side in the dark of night. The captain actually closed off the elevators and no open decks. I guess he learned from the last . They really should have left us in NY for the extra day instead of having us out there and not being able to go to our first stop, Newport. What is the difference if we stayed in NY or were at sea in unsafe weather?

    • Kathy said

      I was also on the sailing of 10/17-10/24. On the 18th, the winds were 70 knots which are 80 mph winds. We noticed the higher up on decks you went the more movement you felt. We felt the Captain did an excellent job of keeping us well informed and never left us wondering. I think he tried to get us into Newport and they did stop and send a boat ahead to test the waters. I do not think he intentionally went out to find the storm and tried his best to deliver Newport however, ships are built for sea and during a storm it is best for the ship to be at sea than at the NY dock. We also noticed that the crew learned from the last cruise other precautions with the glassware and also had extra crew staffed at the buffet helping people to their tables. The cruise director also had the new revised activities for the day done and delivered to the cabins by 9:30 a.m. The ship did substain damage on decks 15 and 16 forward and repairs were made throughout the week resulting in leaving the ports later than usual. We have learned from this trip not to book high cabins or cabins in the front due to noise and movement. Our cabin was on the Emerald deck aft and we were fine.

  4. Lloyd said

    We were on the previous weeks cruise 10/10/09 till 10/17/09 and we also ran into a noreaster after leaving Halifax, causing the ship to list. I guess this is the last cruise that lesson’s were learned from in Kathy’s post. It was a very scary moment as the pool water run across the deck as we were climbing stairs to go to breakfast buffet! Tables and chair flying across the deck. I remember seeing the shops after and all the broken cyrstal. What a mess! I guess the Northeast cruises are rough that time of year!

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