Port Canaveral, Florida, got off to a surprise start to the weekend on Friday when a sudden storm disrupted Royal Caribbean’s departure. Sovereignty of the Seas. The storm left the passengers on the train unaccounted for, creating a movie-like chaos.
Although the sailing party may have been a little wet, thunderstorms and afternoon thunderstorms are common in Florida during the summer and usually do not have a major impact on sailing.
Storm Ushers in Chaos Aboard Sovereignty of the Seas
On Friday, June 16, guests are boarding Sovereignty of the Seas There was a moment of chaos when a gust of wind suddenly hit the train, sending seats on the stairs flying and sending passengers running for cover. The chaos happened when the Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked at its port.
In his statement to Fox NewsRoyal Caribbean confirmed the unexpected weather:
“On Friday, June 16, while leaving Port Canaveral, Independence of the Seas encountered a sudden hurricane. This took a short time, and neither our guests nor our crew were seriously injured. Independence of the Seas continued her three-night cruise, arriving at Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas on Saturday morning, as scheduled. “
Sovereignty of the Seas, weighing 154,407 tons and seating 3,858 guests, was just preparing to depart Port Canaveral when the summer storm hit. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries, but the visitors were undoubtedly shocked by the sudden weather event. Many posted on social media, with videos of the killings that took place in the open.
After the storm subsided, within minutes, the open space of the ship looked more like a ship in disaster than a cruise ship about to embark on an exciting voyage to The Bahamas. The strong winds blew away furniture and other light outdoor furniture.
The sudden onset of summer storms is hardly surprising considering Florida’s climate. The region often experiences afternoon thunderstorms during the summer season, characterized by strong winds and heavy rain.
For example, the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-1 tornado hit the South Patrick Park area of Brevard County, just 20 miles away. Port Canaveral, earlier this month. The storm, which boasted sustained winds of 90-100 mph, damaged approximately 40-50 homes and caused power outages for approximately 126 FPL customers.
Despite the storm at Port Canaveral, Sovereignty of the Seas he started his journey as planned.
Sovereignty of the Seas offers two flights from Port Canaveral, Florida. The first is a 3-night Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise, which includes a stop at Coco Cay and Nasau in the Bahamas.
The second trip is a slightly longer 4-night Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise. The trip includes a day at sea to enjoy the marine life, followed by a stop in Nassau and Best Day in Coco Cay before returning to Port Canaveral.
How to Respond to a Strong Storm
Sudden and strong storms can disrupt cruise ship passengers. However, with the right approach and following safety procedures, passengers can ensure that they are safe in such situations.
First, silence is very important. Modern submarines are robust and designed to withstand the rigors of sea life. Fear can lead to accidents, so staying calm will protect you.
Listening to and following instructions from the ship’s crew is very important. The crew is trained to deal with these situations, and is familiar with the ship and its safety measures.
If a storm hits visitors while they are outdoors, get indoors as quickly and safely as possible. During strong winds, loose objects can fly, as seen in this video Royal Caribbean International‘s Sovereignty of the Seas, creating a dangerous environment. Staying on board can protect visitors from such accidents.
Crews will clean up and reopen the outdoor area after the storm passes, and guests will be able to easily resume their vacation.