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Cruise 2010, WORST, VACATION, EVER!

Cruise 2010, WORST, VACATION, EVER!

In late November 2010 I took my family on a 9 day cruise. It left from Baltimore, Maryland and sailed to the Caribbean. Here’s what happened during the 9 day cruise: As we left a Low Pressure System was moving eastwards, out so sea. This was bringing the rain we were experiencing as we drove to the port. This low pressure system was supposed to move out to sea and then northeast into the Atlantic.

Upon waking on Day 2 we went up to the deck and experienced incredible winds. These winds were strong enough to blow people off their feet. Seems awesome but after sitting down for breakfast in the Windjammer Cafe on the 9th level, nausea set in from the constant rocking. Dramamine helped but did not alleviate all symptoms.

Day 3 was exactly like Day 2 except they closed off the outside upper deck because of the intense wind.

Waking on Day 4 we were in the Caribbean. The sailing was smooth and the sea sickness was gone. However, it was raining and sometimes pouring. We were in beautiful Puerto Rico though, so we went out and made the best of it, always hopeful that the rain would cease.

Day 5 we were at St Thomas and even though it was still raining we decided to go to Megan’s Bay. Normally smooth as glass, we experienced crushing waves that were powerful enough that I eventually had to tell my kids they couldn’t go into the water anymore. The video doesn’t really demonstrate how powerful and exhausting those waves were.

Day 6 we arrived at the Dominican Republic with beautiful sunny skies. This was the first day that Splash Zone was open for the kids so we chose to stay on the boat, let the kids play and enjoy drinks on the deck. It was true bliss and this was what I had spent $4800 for!

Day 7 we arrived at Labadee and the rain had returned! Regardless, we ventured out and spent the day in the rain, on the beach, getting wet and cold. Eventually though we were all so cold and shivering we had to call it quits and get back on the boat. At least we weren’t sea sick anymore.

Days 8 and 9. By this point we were eager to just set sail for home. The wind, sea sickness and rain had dampened our spirits. The sailing home would be a time to relax and just sit on the deck and drink. But it got worse! That Low Pressure System had stalled right off the coast and strengthened. Now here’s something everyone should know. If there are white caps in the middle of the ocean, they will rock any boat a lot more than you might expect. So when we woke on Day 8 the sea sickness was back in full force. All of the decks were closed and the doors were locked. Sea sickness bags were hanging at every elevator, stairwell and doorway. The store sold out of Dramamine. Luckily I had bought more in Puerto Rico. So my family spent the last 2 days, laying in our room, puking while I found solitude in filming the massive splashes caused by the ship crashing into the waves.

One last thing, on day 8, maybe around 2 PM the ship got hit by a rogue wave which tipped us very far to the left then back to the right. There was smashing of glass coming from throughout the ship and upon investigation, the windjammer cafe was destroyed, along with all of the stores – all of the stuff came crashing off of the shelves. Anything not bolted down was on its side. So they closed the Windjammer and stores for the remainder of the cruise – which was just 1 day. They also would not allow any video to be taken of the destruction.

Upon arriving home many people dropped down and kissed the ground – no lie. Since this cruise my kids have expressed to me that they would never want to cruise again and we haven’t.

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  1. Dank meme master Haxer Reply

    you guys complain about it while we cant even go stupid noobs

  2. darth gidget Reply

    maybe don’t cruise in the Winter? November storms? Or buy the insurance so you can cancel at the last minutes when you realize the weather is going to suck? DOn’t leave from Baltimore? so many options.

  3. Karon Hamilton Reply

    as many cruises as i have been on , why did i get sea sick watching those large waves? lol that was crazy! i still would enjoyed my trip with my family no matter what.

  4. ThisToo ShallPass Reply

    Seriously?

  5. danz409 Reply

    looks far from worst. you had a vacation. you had 9 days of having to do nothing but enjoy yourself. yea. weather wasn’t favorable. but it could be MUCH MUCH worse…

  6. Eric Lewis Reply

    You went on a fucking cruise and you call it the worst vacation ever BECAUSE OF WIND!?

  7. Swagstudios Reply

    What ship

  8. Pato G. Reply

    Cmon White People… White marry White,, Chinese marry Chinese

  9. Jacob Garland Reply

    If that was your "worst vacation ever," then you are a spoilt snob with no taste for adventure. Quit your bitching and focus on the positive.

  10. Sandy Lewis Reply

    Mother Nature is awesome and powerful. That’s what I’d have taught my children. Also, we’d have all been wearing the patch behind our ears. The worst thing I can say about any of the cruises I’ve been on is being herded around at dinner time and port time. We always enjoy the rain, the wind, the waves, the storms, and the drama of sailing the open seas when we can get it. The inside passage of Alaska was calm and sunny, but the port calls were rainy and cold–which we dressed for appropriately. The first night out of Seattle was reportedly extremely turbulent, but, alas, we had the patch and a few drinks and slept through it. I’d have really enjoyed the roller coaster effect of bobbing through those waves.

  11. Regan 03 Reply

    Okay. This looks horrible. But give it another chance, go on Carnival. Carnival knows how to sail away from storms. My very first cruise, on Norwegian. We got sailed straight into Hurricane Rina. (Maybe Rida, not sure) and it was 5-6 days of hell on a 7 day. But first impressions, honestly, aren’t everything. So we sailed again and this time on Carnival, best damn cruise I’ve ever had. I’m sailing with them again this July.

  12. VandalChaos Reply

    100th subscriber!!😝😝

  13. Tracy Stout-Powers Reply

    So because it rained on your cruise, it was worst vacation ever. Wow. It looked to me like you had your loved ones with you. Everyone made it home alive. Yes, I can see how that was the WORST ever vacation.

  14. Bob Swartz Reply

    We sailed for the Bahamas and before we got there they told us there was a storm, a huge storm(hurricane Sandy) and they turned around and ran back to N.Y. With Sandy on our heels. We stopped at Norfolk and there was nothing to do there so we stayed on the ship. At least you guys got to an island.

  15. Mai Linh Reply

    Your not even with everyone I have been on the Carnival _______

  16. WILSONPRODUCTIONS350 Reply

    those waves are what you experience on a normal day on the beach in Florida. nothing to cry about with those waves. of course little kids shouldn’t be swimming in stuff like that by themselves. the rest of your video though is right. that vacation sucked.

  17. Joe Patroni Reply

    5:56, Tea’s boiled honey…

  18. Tank Burks Reply

    probably should of done just a little research

  19. Chuck Caruso Reply

    Worse for the crew. Trust me. They have to listen to 1000+ people who *are* blaming the ship for the weather…and they want to plan fun activities for the guests, and are completely hamstrung. Not even close to the worst cruise I’ve ever seen. When waves are cresting and pouring water down the midship stairwells into the atrium, and you haven’t seen sun in two weeks (as in: perpetual lightning and darkness)…then we’ll talk.

  20. Lionel Froment Reply

    you chose to go to the caribbic area at the end of the cyclones/wet season, so what did you expect?
    By the way, the worst vacation ever is when you do not have money to go on vacation…
    Next time, go in february, and stop complaining!

  21. Pethyim Reply

    I’d love rain on a cruise

  22. Spooky Reply

    Lucky you could even go on vacation, most people aren’t so fortunate

  23. Zessu Fuma Reply

    You cant go out and swim when it’s raining, you might get wet!

  24. khricket Reply

    whiniest bitch ever. If you dont like the ocean dont sail on it.

  25. Zeus Reply

    You can’t blame the Cruise line. They probably did the best they could do.

  26. Smasha Vlogz Reply

    Never go on a cruise during April-November because that’s hurricane season and tough waves

  27. Yo Momma Reply

    You’re in the Caribbean. It rains. And then it gets hot. Even if the vacation went without any wind, you’d have still been miserable. Did you expect the tropics to be sunny all day and dry on land?

  28. Jadduck Reply

    Hope you didn’t forget your suncream lol

  29. Truth_Soldier Music & Vlogs Reply

    why would the cruise sail in a storm like that and make you pay for it. they know when it’s going to be stormy on their radars. they basically stole y’all money for a crappy cruise.

  30. pinkpoo007 Reply

    Thanks for sharing, I truly hope you had a great time besides the weather. I’m kinda shocked at some comments below. Guess some people’s lives are worse than the weather.

  31. WoahHeyGuys Reply

    I was in labadee Haiti three days ago for a Caribbean cruise and it was hot and noice has hell

  32. Jason Moore Reply

    Why the fuck are you talking about it’s the worst vacation ever some kids will be happy to go on a road trip 2 hours away be happy YOLO

  33. Jack Fischer Reply

    Jordan? That poor girl…

  34. matt jump Reply

    This trip looks great! It would be so cool to sail in a storm.

  35. Holger Halfmann Reply

    Why you can’t swim in the pool if it is raining?

  36. Chris Mantas Reply

    next time try Greece; safe and calm water.

  37. Anna Lavransdattar Reply

    I would have liked it anyway. I hope you realize how fortunate you really are.

  38. Denise Spurlock Reply

    If I was your husband, I would leave your spoiled butt behind and find someone more happy to spend time with.

  39. Pato G. Reply

    Crystal Clear Blue Water,,, Lol

  40. G.k Nation Reply

    i thought they crashed because of the thumb nail

  41. Chad abdel Reply

    feel bad for u guys seriously

  42. Jordyn Fox Reply

    omg listen to my voice (I’m the little girl Jordyn)

  43. mngump Reply

    Cant go on a cruise during hurricane season and expect February/March weather.

  44. Matt Byrne Reply

    My very first cruise was back on freedom of the seas in october of 2014. There was a hurricane on the western side of the caribbean while we sailed the eastern. It was so much fun, there where 70 foot waves at times. I do not get sea sick the only thing I had trouble with was getting quality sleep. I do not mind a little chop and a few broken dishes!

  45. Johnny Colino Reply
  46. Kevin Kevin Reply

    Next time pay a tad more and don’t cruise during hurricane season. Never could figure out why people cruise during this time of year.

  47. . Reply

    I would hate to be the husband of this woman because she bitches too much.

  48. MostlyFriendly Reply

    i would find this exiting

  49. JB2241 Reply

    That cruise looked freakin’ sweet. I hate crowds and it looks like the pool deck had plenty of open chairs.

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