Massive Waves Caught On Camera Lashing At Hull Of Enormous Cruise Ship
Oct 17, 2020 by apost team
When you're traveling aboard a mighty cruise ship, you're always hoping for clear blue skies and calm seas, but something changed the weather pattern one day back in February of 2016. Passengers on the "Anthem Of The Seas" cruise ship were in for a frightening ride while off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Thankfully, Stephen Burke had his camera rolling to record the once-in-a-lifetime harrowing experience.
Be sure to reach the end of this article to see the full video.
Imagine for a moment that you're on board when a powerful storm picks up speed, one featuring 120-mile-per-hour winds and waves crashing more than 30 feet high, according to the video's description. Suddenly, that enormous cruise ship is being tossed about like a rowboat by the storm's unrelenting vigor. Massive waves are pounding the sides of the cruise ship, and it's absolutely scary.
Stephen J. Burke works on "The Anthem Of The Seas" and performs as a musician to delight guests. He and his mates were blown away by the mammoth waves banging across the ship's windows, so they recorded the event, and it went viral with more than 17 million views on YouTube. Burke had never seen the sea so angry, and his video is a must-see for all.
The young men were extremely nervous because their rooms were located "underwater, under the third floor." They were afraid of the huge vessel sinking, but the ship eventually got through the store and docked at Bayonne, New Jersey, according to CNN.
"It was horrendous," Maureen Peters told CNN back in 2016. "At one point, I thought I wasn't going to see my family again. I held on to the mattress so I wouldn't fall off the bed."
Due to the storm and early docking in New Jersey, passengers received a gift card valued at 50 percent of what they paid for the cruise along with a full refund, according to CNN.
While storms during cruises are relatively rare, another ship, The Viking Sky, got into some trouble in 2019 when it sailed into a cyclone off the coast of Norway that produced 60-foot waves, as The Washington Post reports.
If you can handle it, check out this rocky cruise ship ride, and let your friends enjoy it too. And don't forget to let us know if you've ever been caught in a dangerous storm while out at sea.