Posted By RichC on October 10, 2011
It was a rough night for passengers on a big ship. The Norweign Cruise Line’s Freedom of the Seas was never in danger according to the company, but a passenger aboard Freedom told Cruiseradio.net a different side of the story: “It was crazy. The ship was on it’s side, everything broke all over ship, medical emergencies all over, and people ordered to their cabins. The elevators are off, scary.”
Reports are that seas exceeded 18 feet and some vessels stayed in port because of the nor’easter.”
“Freedom of the Seas continues on its regularly scheduled seven-night itinerary, which includes port calls to CocoCay, Bahamas; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Phillipburg, St. Maarten. The ship and will be arriving in Coco Cay, Bahamas, Monday morning, as scheduled,” says company spokesman.
Bad weather and rough seas continue to batter the east coast of Florida. Carnival Fascination is arriving into Jacksonville late today because of the same storm. “Carnival Sensation had to overnight at the dock in Port Canaveral due the adverse weather conditions, but departed this morning at 8 a.m.,” a spokeswoman from Carnival told us.