We actually got caught in a hurricane in 1991. It was called Hurricane Bob and it turned out to be a nasty storm that caught two ships (the Meridian (our ship) and the Nordic Prince) as both ships cruised to Bermuca from New York on a Sunday in August 91. The hurricane took an unexpected turn during the night, and caught both ships by surprise. We were in seas of more than 40 feet for about 12 hours. The Meridian did fine, but the Nordic Prince did have some hull damage and a few injuries on-board from the violent motion of the ship. Both ships got through the hurricane and arrived at Bermuda about 2 hours late. It really was no big deal except they did have to cancel all the daily activities on the ship. Many were quite sick (including lots of the crew) but those of us who love rough seas had a great time.