In 1959 on a world cruise, we went through a typhoon in the Pacific. This was on a ship that didn't have stabilizers. They put up ropes on all corridors and stairs. They raised the edges of all the dining room tables to keep the dishes from falling off. World cruises carry a great majority of very elderly passengers. I was one of 4 passengers onboard in my twenties. I think we were the only people who continued to have meals. It was amazing to see the waiters managing trays on this very unevenly moving ship. Lots of breakage onboard but everyone survived. The old people that actually DID die on this cruise, didn't die in the storm. The ship was a a trooper and survived just fine.