OMG is this what a cruise ship is like!

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    Sep 08, 2010 2:59 AM GMT
    Rough waters.



    I'm scared. icon_eek.gificon_surprised.gif
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    Sep 08, 2010 3:05 AM GMT
    That looks pretty severe. I went on a cruise last March. The doors in my stateroom kept slamming during the night (the ship sped up at night to cover more distance). Nothing like in that video, though. Running on a treadmill in a moving, ship, however, is one of the most awesome experiences ever. When the ship heaved to one side it was like running in space, you'd get this amazing boost upwards, as if the treadmill band was a trampoline. When it heaved the other way it was the opposite effect though, your shoes would feel like lead and it'd ground you downward.
  • Midas426

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    Sep 08, 2010 3:20 AM GMT
    Dang. That looked really crazy. I hope that one person around the 50 second that hit her head on the column is okay. Then that other guy that pretty much was sliding along with the rest of the items back and forth after the one minute mark...wow. Makes you want to not go on a cruise...at least until you look at CuriousJockAZ's threads again. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 08, 2010 3:36 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo saidThat looks pretty severe. [...] Running on a treadmill in a moving, ship, however, is one of the most awesome experiences ever. When the ship heaved to one side it was like running in space, you'd get this amazing boost upwards, as if the treadmill band was a trampoline. When it heaved the other way it was the opposite effect though, your shoes would feel like lead and it'd ground you downward.


    I would not want to be lifting heavy weights in any of those situations. It would be tragic.
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    Sep 08, 2010 5:22 AM GMT
    I've seen footage like that before but nothing that bad.icon_eek.gif

    Those poor being tossed around and smashed by all that furniture. And that lady hitting her head on the column... disturbing and scary. This is one reason why I wouldn't travel on a cruise ship.

    Can injured passengers even sue the cruise line for that?
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    Sep 08, 2010 6:34 AM GMT
    Lol I highly doubt they could sue, for one thing you're not in anyones national waters, but also you're on a ship... can you sue an airplane for the turbulence? or could the Titanic victims sue them for an iceberg....?

    If you go out to sea, its your own risk

    I enjoy a small ship on sea icon_smile.gif Then you really fly back and forth if the swell is good haha, and the waves come at you, they are taller than the ship itself, its a trip everytime you think the wave will overtake you, the ship skips right over the wave at the last minute lol
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    Sep 08, 2010 6:39 AM GMT
    looks funicon_razz.gif
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    Sep 08, 2010 6:43 AM GMT
    i was in a tiny boat in rough seas South of Tasmania earlier in the year and that was bad enough!! never go in a boat again!!!!!
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    Sep 08, 2010 6:46 AM GMT
    lol Titanic..i was waiting to see someone hang on to a chandelier.
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    Sep 08, 2010 6:53 AM GMT
    LULZ at the fat guy in stripes
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    Sep 08, 2010 7:06 AM GMT
    icon_confused.gif It msut have been seriously rough at sea. But its like planes are hijacked, planes crash into the sea etc. but I will always still fly. Don't be scared.
  • CincyBOJ

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    Sep 08, 2010 7:43 AM GMT
    I would so love to go on a cruise. but I totally LOL'ed at the people sliding across the room still in their chairs. If I were to ever be on a cruise, I would hope that the ship rocked a bit.
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    Sep 08, 2010 7:49 AM GMT
    Oh gosh!

    That would be so terrifying! Then again, I am still scarred from my father letting me watch The Poseidon Adventure when I was 10..
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    Sep 08, 2010 8:06 AM GMT
    Maybe they were on this one:



    More likely this one:

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    Sep 08, 2010 8:51 AM GMT
    I would actually love to give that a whirl. It looks to me like the hall is the place to be in this situation. Less stuff flying across the room at you and less distance between the walls to be tossed. Just shift from one side to the other in preparation for the next swell and you just need to lean against the wall.

    Did anybody else catch the kitchen staff coming thought the door near the end of the video? Is there any place on the ship that would be worse that an area with 30 gallon stockpots, rows of deep fryers and hundreds of sharp utensils flying around? (Aside from the billiard room with 3000 lb pool tables and round spheres to slip on, that is...)
  • GQjock

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    Sep 08, 2010 10:37 AM GMT
    Haha .... where's Shelly Winters?

    I've been on many cruises and I can tell you that rarely ever happens
    Most of the big ships are way too stable
    You hit rough seas in a smaller boat then definitely you might get bounced around a bit
    But working out in the gym on a ship always amazes me
    When it's calm you don't notice anything but if the boat hits choppy water
    when you're lifting you'll notice the weight get heavier then lighter ... heavier then lighter
    ... ah Gravity icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 08, 2010 11:05 AM GMT
    amar_m saidLol I highly doubt they could sue, for one thing you're not in anyones national waters, but also you're on a ship... can you sue an airplane for the turbulence? or could the Titanic victims sue them for an iceberg....?

    If you go out to sea, its your own risk

    Not entirely. It depends if you can prove the vessel or aircraft was operated recklessly or with negligence. A storm at sea is indeed considered an Act of God, but with today's satellite imagery & radar, should the ship have headed into it or turned away?

    And ship passengers who become sick with food poisoning or viral outbreaks do sue. And some Titanic survivors did press for a suit, on the grounds that the ship had been steaming too fast through a known ice field, ignoring radio warnings. The icebergs may have been Acts of God, but plowing right into them was not. In that era, however, such legal actions were more difficult than today, and the White Star line denied everything, so the suits didn't succeed.
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    Sep 08, 2010 1:07 PM GMT
    Wow. I got seasick just watching it. It's like they were in a washing machine without the water. I know it's scary, but I did laugh a little...

    D.
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    Sep 08, 2010 1:17 PM GMT
    The video of that cruise ship almost capsizing is even more scary to me.

    In the original video though, wow.... the tables and chairs just moved back and forth like nothing. And the poor woman who slammed into the column... lol... I feel awful for her but damn I kind of had a laugh.....
  • jessetriguy

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    Sep 08, 2010 1:18 PM GMT
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    Sep 08, 2010 1:23 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said

    And ship passengers who become sick with food poisoning or viral outbreaks do sue.


    Well of course, that's their food service! But yeah, as for the other storms and all, I doubt it would work....
  • westsideindy

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    Sep 08, 2010 1:38 PM GMT
    The large man with stripes, he appears to get it together after the first roll but then nope, there he goes. I couldn't stop laughing. I know it it not funny but it looks funny.
  • shy_guy

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    Sep 08, 2010 2:15 PM GMT
    I would of thought they would have everyone in life jackets when its that bad. I still really want to go on a cruise tho, just need to find someone else who is willing enough after lookin at that video haha.
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    Sep 08, 2010 2:32 PM GMT
    I've done about a dozen cruises and only hit rough seas once for about 12 hrs, 20 ft waves. That instance wasn't as bad as the video but a lot of the passengers got sick from the motion. All the ships I was on had rails around the side of the rooms and passageways to hold on to just in case of bad weather. The video certainly was for "dramatic affect". Cruising is fun, enjoy the high seas - you can't ask for a more relaxing vacation.
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    Sep 08, 2010 2:43 PM GMT
    Ciarsolo saidThat looks pretty severe. I went on a cruise last March. The doors in my stateroom kept slamming during the night (the ship sped up at night to cover more distance). Nothing like in that video, though. Running on a treadmill in a moving, ship, however, is one of the most awesome experiences ever. When the ship heaved to one side it was like running in space, you'd get this amazing boost upwards, as if the treadmill band was a trampoline. When it heaved the other way it was the opposite effect though, your shoes would feel like lead and it'd ground you downward.


    AAaHHH did you say trampoline??? Jumping with you on my trampoline would be awesome icon_cool.gif

    I bet I could make it an outer space experience! icon_wink.gif