socalx10 saidYeah I agreed, I think it's the motion itself. A big cruise ship will not rock as much as say a small boat. I freaking hate small boats, what if I was stranded in the middle of nowhere and become Shark-Bait? Lol, this is why I avoid to go out to sea at all cost unless if it's a nice short cruise somewhere to Mexico.
I'm the reverse, preferring small boats to cruise ships. Though then the bigger concern is not sharks but larger boats.
I've never crossed an ocean in one, wanted to, but I've been out of site of land lots. Haven't been in a while but I used to get such a peaceful feeling from that.
Ships can plow you down and not even know it out there. (That wouldn't be the peaceful part.) Though now there is AIS which we didn't have. It doesn't show everything but between that and radar with an alarm on it, well, way safer than before.
Here's the traffic site. It's kind of cool if you're into it http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/
We did once have a situation on a neighbor's boat, about a 65 footer on our way to the Bahamas from Florida on cruise control. I think I was the one who spotted it but I really don't recall all the details but there was an even smaller craft right on our bow just sitting in the water. We caught that in time for a course correction. But those idiots weren't moving, just sitting there like they owned the ocean. All they had to do was look at us, it was obvious no one was at the helm.
The wild part is we were probably the only two boats in a 10 mile radius and so of course we wound up at the very same spot. Good luck is so random. Bad luck precise. Be afraid, be very afraid.