Video: A Rocky Time on Freedom of the Seas

October 27, 2011 | By | 5 Comments

Lightning flashes, smiles turn to worried glances, waiters start wobbling all over the place: That was the scene in the main dining room onboard Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas earlier this month when it sailed into hurricane-force winds winds off the coast of Florida. A passenger captured the storm’s fury both inside and out in this riveting video (in fact, there’s a whole series), but watch to the end to see a particularly jarring event.
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    5 Responses to “Video: A Rocky Time on Freedom of the Seas”

    1. Ray
      October 27th, 2011 @ 10:30 am

      Nice way to promote cruising!

    2. Carolyn Terlouw
      October 27th, 2011 @ 10:34 am

      People get so freaked out about nothing. Why does she have to keep asking, \Do you feel it\? If it’s that rough you will feel it, so relax, take a chill pill or have a cocktail. The Captain is in charge. LOL Actually been in a lot worse than that.

    3. chris
      October 28th, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

      “People get so freaked out about nothing. Why does she have to keep asking”

      I had to laugh at this considering service members of the navy go through this every day.

    4. lynnees
      October 31st, 2011 @ 11:23 am

      What service members have to go thru has nothing to do with a cruising experience for a tourist. This happened to be a scary ride for a lot of people, and some could easily have gotten hurt. Too many people are defending RCL. (again). yes, I’ve been thru a lot worse but that does not make what these passengers went thru any less scary for them.

      I still think the captain made a mistake leaving port but that’s not the first time for RCL.

    5. Bran
      November 2nd, 2011 @ 6:57 pm

      We were on this cruise ship and yes the winds picked up and it was a lil rocky, but the Captain of the ship and RCL crew were outstanding, We were ask to return to our state rooms for our safety and that is what we did. RCL would of never took that ship out if they knew the storm ahead, RCL we will cruise again, no problem.

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