May 24th, 2006, 01:02 PM
Hi! Just booked our first cruise with Oceania, but I'm a bit concerned with a story on this board about Regatta cabins flooding during a TA - anybody know anything about this?
May 24th, 2006, 01:13 PM
There is a whole thread on this just scroll down
May 24th, 2006, 02:03 PM
A ship taking on water during a trans-Atlantic (or trans-Pacific) is not all that unusual, depeding on weather/sea conditions.
Way back in 11-95, we were on Maasdam crossing from Lisbon to Fort Lauderdale, we ran into a storm West of the Azores, and some dozen cabins forward on Main Deck (including ours) flooded to a depth of about 6 inches, when the ship took on water through the hawsepipe (anchor chainway).
Luckily, they had vacant cabins to which we could be moved.
Even further back, in the China Sea 11-86, on the little Golden Odyssey, a 10,000 tonner, the shiptook on water while trying to outrun the back end of a typhoon. We had green water over the bridge, screws out of the water, and the inclinometer was pegged several times. Rough ride!!
There are no guarantees when it comes to seastate, and travel can be an adventure