Cruise Ship Meets Massive Storm | View from Inside and Outside

ByBill Belew

Cruise Ship Meets Massive Storm | View from Inside and Outside

I came across this video of a cruise ship struggling its way through a massive storm.

When I was in the US Navy, I rode on small frigates and large aircraft carriers (the Midway). Actually, it was a small version of an aircraft carrier with just 4,000 people compared to 6,000+ on the nuclear-powered versions.

Last summer I spoke on Royal Caribbean. Last month I spoke on Celebrity. Rick was on a Crystal.

The Royal Caribbean ship had almost 6,000 people. Celebrity was about half that size with 3,000. And Crystal was half again that size with just over 1,500.

In March I will be on Azamara. The ship is smaller yet with just 900 passengers AND crew aboard.

The smaller the ship the more the storm is felt.

I can remember every now and then we could barely feel the Midway rock, but rock it did. I KNEW the ‘little’ destroyers would be bobbing up and down. And they were.

The US Navy is scared of nothing. Well almost nothing. There was always one thing that would cause us to turn tail and run … a hurricane.

What was the captain of this boat thinking?


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Bill Belew, PhD, MFA, MSc also has a very interesting career. Bill spent a half dozen years in the US Navy climbing the enlisted ranks and making the jump to Lieutenant where he served as a Surface Warfare, Communications and Intelligence Officer. While aboard ship, in the Navy, he sailed enough nautical miles to circumnavigate the globeAfter his military time, Bill spent nearly 20 years in the Far East – Japan, China, Russia and India where he taught university and created and grew his own language school throughout Japan and Far East Russia.Bill speaks to audiences of all size, countless times yearly. He has a network of 4000+ individuals who follow him in the Silicon Valley Bay Area to learn about Social Media/inbound/content marketing. He is a weekly guest on the Social Network Station broadcast to 90+ countries from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.More than 75,000,000 people have viewed over 125,000,000 pages in his network of sites.Bill is represented by 4 cruise ship agencies that send him, literally, anywhere and everywhere in the world, and is a principal of

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