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I honestly believe because so many people cruise the Caribbean and the Mediterranean that the majority don't really understand the power of the really open seas. While the North Atlantic has huge storms in the winter, I think that probably the Pacific may well, overall, be the more violent of the two. In any event I'll leave the definitive answer to that question to those of you who are or have been, professional seamen.
A hurricane is a hurricane, no matter how you slice and dice it. In the Western Pacific, they are customarily called typhoons -- but a rose by another name is still a rose. And in any case, cruise ships do everything in their power to avoid them.
The North Atlantic is known to be very rough all winter and not nearly as bad in the summer. The cruises to Bermuda are reputed to be the roughest overall of any major cruise destination.