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Cruise ship passengers on their way to Bermuda braved the rough seas over the weekend as Subtropical storm Nicole travelled across the Atlantic.

Passengers on the andtook seasickness medication and attempted to dance while the ships rocked back and forth.

First time cruise ship passengers aboard the, Mr. and Mrs. Layne Urbas, said that they were impressed with the way the crew handled the situation ? supplying guests with vomit bags in the elevators and stairwells.


Cruise ship passengers on their way to Bermuda braved the rough seas over the weekend as Subtropical storm Nicole travelled across the Atlantic.

Passengers on the andtook seasickness medication and attempted to dance while the ships rocked back and forth.

First time cruise ship passengers aboard the, Mr. and Mrs. Layne Urbas, said that they were impressed with the way the crew handled the situation ? supplying guests with vomit bags in the elevators and stairwells.

The couple, who was celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary, said that it was a challenge to dance because the ship was rocking back and forth all night.

They said that even the band had to take a break.

The couple, from Long Island, New York, were advised by the crew to eat green apples, toast, and drink ginger ale to help with motion sickness.

?Quite a few people were missing at dinner,? said Mr. Urbas.

He added that the pool had to be closed because the water in it was creating huge waves.

They said they could not really see much of what the Atlantic ocean looked like because most of the storm happened at night, however the captain announced that the waves were ten to 12 feet high.

Glenn Hartland, from Massachusetts, was aboard the during the storm and said that he saw ten to 15 foot waves.

He said quite a few passengers were sick but he took Dramamine so he was all right.

Mr. Hartland said he just caught some of the storm so it was not that bad aboard the ship. Theleft Boston, Massachusetts, on Sunday and arrived in Bermuda yesterday morning.

Two couples from the Washington, DC area praised the captain and crew of the , for the way they handled the conditions.

?The Captain slowed the ship down and the crew couldn?t have been better,? they said.

Joyce and Don Bartz and Barbara and Jim Edwards said they all took medication to help with motion sickness but a lot of the other passengers were ill.

And they described the ship?s pool as a geiser, saying that the pool water was going 30 feet in the air and eventually had to be drained.

They said that they had to skip St. George?s and came straight to Hamilton because Town Cut was too rough to pass through.

The four added that despite the rough ride to the Island, Bermuda is one of the best places on earth.

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