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1 hour ago, XtremeGK said:

I think #4 tends to be fairly common on the northern TAs. From Quantum 2015 (shortly after these photos, the ship lost power for about 10 mins...more than a few not-so-relaxed faces at that moment).

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1 hour ago, HeWhoWaits said:

We had #4 on an Alaska cruise once. Everything was deserted and we had the run of whatever area we wanted. Even saw some older kids in the Solarium pool while it was crashing back and forth. Looked like they were having a blast and it was fun to watch them (yes, their parents were there).

Yup, this was on Ovation in Alaska last month.

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We had a 4 on Song of America in the early 90’s in the western Caribbean. 
 

People were getting slammed into this metal divider in the pool. 
 

We were in lounge chairs facing aft. As the bow went up, all we could see was ocean. When the bow went down and the stern came up, all we saw was the sky. 
 

This was way before stabilizers were a thing. 
 

Had a 4 almost 5 on the Emerald Seas in the Bahamas one college spring break. Barf bags were out, glasses sliding off tables. It was fun! Lol 

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We ran into a Northeaster off the coast of Delaware, on a Repo, we had a cabin on deck 7 forward bow and our windows were getting washed from the outside.

The medical staff was making cabin calls. At least half the ship (including crew) were held up in their cabins.

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8 minutes ago, barjpoe said:

We ran into a Northeaster off the coast of Delaware, on a Repo, we had a cabin on deck 7 forward bow and our windows were getting washed from the outside.

The medical staff was making cabin calls. At least half the ship (including crew) were held up in their cabins.

Was that on Explorer ?  We were on that one.  It took out 2 lifeboats, broke exterior glass doors on deck 5  and flooded the aft elevators.  That was a doozy. We happened to be in an aft JS and we could feel the ship sliding down the faces of the waves.  Once we got through the storm, the weather was absolutely awesome.  Rough few first days though…

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My 18 Days til cruise benchmarks .. 

1 - Cruise with glee upon hearingScreenshot_20211013-195017_YouTube.thumb.jpg.759609d1d11d03e27e76cc68a28094e6.jpg

Wash your hands it's the right thing to do...

2- Black Friday sale on deluxe drink package

3- Royal Up goes from pending to accepted

4- Broadway Show is one you haven't seen before

5- Winning at Love and Marriage with the prize being a key chain

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We think #5 it is great fun, rock us to sleep. Although one cruise on the Radiance from southern New Zealand back to Sydney Australia through the Tasman Sea we encountered an antarctic storm where the captain had to head south to try get behind the storm before heading north. The pools were drained, bar shelves emptied, plates put away into cupboards in the Windhammer and by 9pm, all the doors leading to the outer decks were locked. It was an awesome storm, we went put onto the balcony on deck seven to watch the lightning and we were getting quite wet from the seas, with huge waves. The drawers and cupboard doors were opening and closing and so intsead of sleeping, we went to the casino for ginger beer to help the tummy. My drink accidentally kept getting scotch mixed into it, lol. One of the card table staff was going green as the hours went on until he had to leave the table, fast, poor guy. Did not see hime the next day.  

Fun night rocking and rolling and being a bit tipsy, was walking straight while all the sober people were bouncing off the walls. Got into port a few hours late but safe. 

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#5 Yee Ha, Allure of the Seas following Hurricane Sandy up the East Coast of Florida on the last night of the cruise.  Captain kept the ship into the wind and waves.  No roll to the ship, only up and down motion as we climbed over the waves and went down the other side.  Our cabins were starboard forward deck seven at the forward stairs.  We had sea spray up and over our balcony.  The ship moaned and groaned and shuttered as the force of the seas exerted pressure on the bow.  Sounded like one of those old WWII submarine movies when the sub dives deep and is depth charged.  It was a blast!!  Kids slept right through it.  The next morning as we sailed into Ft. Lauderdale the sky was cloudless and a beautiful blue and the ocean was like glass. 

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Around 15 years ago I had a retired gentleman working for me in the evenings.  He retired from the US Navy and spent a lot of time in the North Atlantic in a destroyer.  Some of the stories he told made me feel nauseous just hearing them.  He even had a few pictures that looked downright scary.

Most I've ever experienced was some swell in the Eastern Caribbean that made the pools slosh around a bit.

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A few years ago we did a cruise around South America on a 'something' of the seas (lol, I can’t remember which ship). We had to take the Straights of Magellan because the seas were way too rough. Even the Straights were something else! Could not go on deck at all. We were in the Diamond Lounge in the evening and you had to wait and run to your seats with your snacks to go with the flow. Love that!

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I think I was on that Ovation Alaska cruise. They closed the Solarium pools and whirlpools due to the rock and roll. Was the only time they were empty and I could not get in! We were having a lot of fun watching people walk down the corridors.

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2 hours ago, CrznTxn said:

I think I was on that Ovation Alaska cruise. They closed the Solarium pools and whirlpools due to the rock and roll. Was the only time they were empty and I could not get in! We were having a lot of fun watching people walk down the corridors.

I think you were a few weeks later than we were - our sailing was September 10th. But either way, yeah, watching people try to walk a straight line on seas like that is incredibly entertaining. I definitely almost walked into the pool deck door when I was going out to take that picture at night. 🤣

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