At this time of year, many people fly south to avoid winter weather. Often cold temperatures can cause travel delays on either end of the trip if a plane needs to be de-iced or the snow causes unsafe conditions.

However, winter weather hampered passengers aboard the “Norwegian Breakaway”¬†during their vacation, while the ship was en route back to its starting port of New York from the Bahamas.

My current view. I am on deck 11 and those waves are towering over my balcony. Continue to keep the staff and passenger in your prayers. Going on 12 hours of extremely bad sea conditions heading towards NYC. #NCLBreakaway

Posted by Christina Mendez on Thursday, January 4, 2018


Anyone who has been caught in any type of storm while boating can relate to that fear, but this is on a whole other level.

This video was taken January 4, while the ship sailed through waves guests say were 30-feet tall, generated by winter storm Grayson. While passengers feared for their lives during the ordeal, Norwegian Cruise Lines issued this statement:

“During the early morning hours of January 4, Norwegian Breakaway encountered stronger than forecasted weather conditions due to winter storm Grayson during the trip’s return to New York from the Bahamas. All guests and crew are safe.”