Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-07-2006, 01:29 PM
stacieg1011's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 27
Default
I just read on another cruise review site that the FOS felt like a roller coaster ride??? This person said that it was due to the large size. I was on the Mariner of the Seas last year and never felt a thing. Does anyone have any comments? I was thinking maybe because it is December and the weather is not usually as nice as it is when I cruise in May.
__________________

Free Cruise Tickers
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-07-2006, 01:43 PM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,774
Default
The Freedom rode better than any ship I've been on. It is so steady that stabilizers are often not required - the ship even made the transit from Europe to the U.S. without using them.

The ship is really just a larger Voyager class vessel - and since you know how the Mariner rides, you know how the Freedom will ride. Some people are entirely too overwrought about any perceived motion. I sometimes wonder why they cruise at all if the slightest roll sends them into panic!
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-07-2006, 02:24 PM
Jim C.'s Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 5,113
Default
When I saw the title of this post I thought to myself "Well duh! You ARE moving!" But after reading the description of a roller coaster ride, I must agree with Dave that any ship that big is NOT going to be pitching like a roller coaster unless in a huge storm.

The worst I ever had was on the Conquest which is a very big ship too 104,000 tons I think (not as big as FOS)and at one point we were walking back to our cabin and had trouble walking (felt like we were very drunk but we had not been drinking) When we looked out our balcony, we saw we were in what appears to be 15-25 foot seas and we were NOT rolling like a roller coaster....
__________________
================================================== ==========
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,
Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise, Magic 1/14, Freedom x 2 6/14

NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2006, 07:38 AM
stacieg1011's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 27
Default
Thanks for the info. I didn't think that could be right. This person said that the ice skaters were falling down and people were falling down the stairs. There were people in the hallways getting sick from all of the moving up and down. How much had they had to drink? I was beginning to wonder if she was on the Poseidon!
__________________

Free Cruise Tickers
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12-08-2006, 07:55 AM
Jim C.'s Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 5,113
Default
For it to be moving enough for the skaters to be falling down during the show, the ship would have had to been going through quite the storm. Typically, if the seas get that ruff they cancel the shows to protect the dancers/skaters. Is it possible to have been that rough? Sure, it happens, but don't get the idea that it is the norm. 90% of the time you won't even know you are moving unless you look out the windows.
__________________
================================================== ==========
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,
Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise, Magic 1/14, Freedom x 2 6/14

NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 12-11-2006, 12:27 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 19
Default
We were on the Explorer in early October. On our way back into New Jersey we came through some very rough seas with heavy winds (the sounds in the hallways from those who had their balcony doors open, including ours, was incredible). We actually had to close the balcony doors to open the hallway door and there was very little movement noticed while trying to walk or move about. The bigger the ship, usually, the less movement you will experience. In two cruises, both of which had heavy seas at some point, only one member of our party, a 6 year old, was affected enough to get sick.
 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
alone on FOS keysbmv Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 5 10-02-2007 08:05 PM
FOS Help mere1 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 13 08-29-2007 04:41 PM
FOS Spiritfilled Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 2 02-26-2007 05:49 AM
Dawn Princess. Ship movement yorkyred Princess Cruises 2 03-01-2003 10:33 PM
Movement on the ship???? hghrlr1 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 8 01-23-2003 09:43 AM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:30 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2