Number of Cruises: 1
Cruise Line: Norwegian
Ship: Norwegian Majesty
Sailing Date: October 17th, 2004
The trip to Bermuda was wonderful and our time in Bermuda equally
satisfying. However, the events that took place after sailing for Boston on
Friday, October 22, 2004 were shocking.
At no time were we given information on what we were headed for – extremely high wind and seas. The events that occurred during the next 72 hours have been well documented in various television news stations. They included multiple injuries, major damage to the ship and a 72 straight hours of sailing on a wounded vessel.
It was a serious mistake sailing into the storm, one that the Captain or cruise line should face consequences for. We were witness to horrendous and terrifying situations, including crew meltdowns, serious injuries and unwarranted, sheer fear for our lives --certainly not what we expected when we booked our vacation.
Have you ever witnessed a cruise ship's window on deck 5 smash out from a wave and the furniture and passengers go flying across the deck? One poor fellow got 46 stitches and others were writing letters to their children at home and sealing them in plastic bags while they waited to board their lifeboats!
The shame of it is this... Had we been informed about the severe weather ahead, before sailing from Bermuda, we surely would have opted to fly home and been back safely in a few hours. I will NEVER cruise with this line again and if YOU value your life I would steer clear of NCL.