We would be first time cruisers. My family of seven is anxous to go on a cruise. However, my eight year odl is terrified of lightening and thunder, storms, etc. so I am hesitant. What is it like on a cruise in a storm of this type thanks all.
Must be honest.. it's much the same as at home but it moves as well!! However it depends on the time of year & destination, also the Captain will avoid really bad weather wherever possible. A positive attitude goes a long way, difficult with kiddies I know but once you are on a ship you often forget you are on one.
I honestly can't remember a time when the weather was that bad...Like the previous poster mentioned, the captain will avoid storms all the time, they can go around them, etc. I would certainly go ahead and book a family cruise and not worry about that.
I vividly remember spectacular lightning far off in the distance, but I have never been right in the thick of things....bring along some binoculars, and let him look from afar...since there are no booms, he may just appreciate what he is seeing, from far,far away
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One advantage a cruise ship has is that it is NOT stationery as one would be on land. The ship has the ability to steer away from the worst part of a thunderstorm. The weather radar is excellent. Bad weather does happen, but the severity can be lessened.
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If you get an inside cabin like on Voyager class or Freedom class, you won't see any lightning unless you stand on the deck. Of course I can't speak for the other cruise lines since I have only been on Royal Caribbean. It is nice to know the captain is onboard to make your trip safe and enjoyable.
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