This week we have been asked questions about rough weather which apparently bounced Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas around. Today I ran across this video about a passenger;s experiences abord the Grandeur.

A Pennsylvania news station, WHTM ABC 27, reports that passenger Patti Hill Bocassini was ending her 10 day vacation aboard the Grandeur when rough weather struck as the ship was heading back to Baltimore. 

The passengers had enjoyed great weather but the cruise ship encountered 20 foot waves and high winds which the captain said were caused by the Nor’easter ahead of the ship. A "rogue" wave allegedly hit the Grandeur and caused some damage.

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abc27 WHTM

This morning a reader of Cruise Law News sent us photos of the Ruby Princess which broke its mooring lines due to high winds in Kusadasi, Turkey. It drifted out of its berth. Later a tug near the stern of the ship kept it from drifting further from the dock.  

One of the photos is posted below. You can see a couple of other photos on our Facebook page under the title High Winds in Kusadasi.

There is also a video of the incident on YouTube which is posted below.  

You can see a broken gangway dangling from the side of the ship.  

Thanks to our readers in sending us this information. 

Ruby Princess in Kusadasi - Rough Weather  

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Cruise industry expert Professor Ross Klein’s website, Cruise Junkie, mentions an incident this last Sunday involving a passenger ferry in France.

High winds broke a dozen mooring lines to the Napoleon Bonaparte, a passenger and vessel ferry. The impact with the pier ripped a 30-metre long hole in the stern, causing water to flood compartments below the waterline.  The vessel is listing at port in Marseille. 

The Daily Mail in the U.K. has the full account and a number of photographs of the stricken vessel.

Napoleon Bonaparte - Passenger Ferry

Photo credit: EPA via Daily Mail