The Norwegian Cruise Line is blaming a strong, sudden gust of wind for tilting the Norwegian Escape destined for Port Canaveral, Fla., and literally exploding and old lady.
According to the NY Post, the cruise line reported on Twitter: “Just before midnight on Sunday, March 3, Norwegian Escape encountered unexpected weather in the form of a sudden, extreme gust of wind, estimated at 100 knots, which resulted in the ship heeling to the port side. Several injuries were reported and those guests and crew received immediate attention or are being treated by the ship’s medical staff.” They also said the ship was not damaged.
Now, let me tell you how the passengers reported the incident:
“The scariest s–t just happened on this cruise. Chairs, tables, glass, people went flying to one side of the ship,”
Another passenger wrote, “Everything in our room was falling and sliding … I have never been so scared in my whole life.
Another, “Plates and glasses were smashed across the floor, a lotto machine fell on an old lady,” resulting in “blood everywhere.” “Everyone was out of their rooms. Holding each other, crying, smoking,” she added.
“There’s no exaggeration on statements and pictures posted online. Ship was like at 45 degrees angle … freaked out everyone … but they said it was normal lol,”
And then the ship went to its next port of call in the Bahamas where there is an active travel advisory!
I just don’t get it. Can someone explain to me how is it fun to cruise the ocean on a giant petri dish where old ladies explode and smashed cutlery is okay? Cruises are awful. Tell me I’m wrong.