A sign on a balcony door aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line ship Breakaway warns of high winds.
Those passengers say they feared for their lives after a Norwegian Cruise Line ship they were on encountered the brutal winter storm that many meteorologists referred to as a "bomb cyclone". Now, CBS New York reports another Norwegian ship cut through the whipping winds and turbulent seas of last week's tempest.
'When you're on a boat in the middle of the ocean and water is pouring down the stairs, you're thinking 'this is not going to end well, ' Karoline said.
Another family member, Del Ross, described water dripping from the ship's ceiling, elevator shafts, and at least two inches of water filling her room while showers were "exploding".
"The waves were over 40 feet and it was continuous - children crying, people seasick, vomiting all over the boat". "This was the worst moment of my life", said Karoline Ross, speaking exclusively with CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff. "'It was so tilted I was shaking". A second statement did acknowledge the distress of sailing through the storm. The Norwegian Breakaway cruise left the Bahamas Tuesday with about 4,000 people on board. Conor Vogt said he was "holding on for dear life", adding, "I honestly wasn't sure we were going to make it through the night". Due to the ship's late arrival today, and the ongoing weather situation, embarking guests are encouraged to arrive to the pier on Saturday morning. "All guests and crew are safe", a spokesman said.
The company also apologized to guests for any discomfort, and said they're working with individual guests directed affected by the ordeal for compensation. "It was really awful", Karoline said.
The cruise line has apologised to passengers following the journey.