As Hermine churns, not exactly smooth sailing for Anthem of the Seas passengers

BAYONNE, N.J. – Some passengers were reportedly feeling a bit sick to their stomachs as the Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas sailed through rough seas amid Tropical Storm Hermine, CBS New York reported

The cruise, which departed from Bayonne, New Jersey, on Saturday on its way to Bermuda, seemed to experience some choppy conditions, according to multiple posts on social media.

CBS New York reached out to some of the passengers who said it’s been a bit rough, but nothing too severe. 

One passenger said the captain has been great about informing passengers what their plans are and what to expect. All passengers were told about the storm prior to departure, the passenger said.

“We are sailing safely to Bermuda in winds of 34 knots at a distance of more than 140 miles from the storm center. Earlier today, our captain informed guests that we had experienced higher winds and gusts for a 2-3 hour period. We’ll continue to shareweather information with our guests throughout their trip,” Royal Caribbean said in a statement.

 

 

Hermine spun away from the East Coast on Sunday, removing the threat of heavy rain but maintaining enough power to whip up dangerous waves and rip currents and keep beaches off-limits to disappointed swimmers and surfers during the Labor Day weekend.

As it churned hundreds of miles off shore in the Atlantic Ocean, the system picked up strength, and forecasters said it could regain hurricane force later as it travels up the coast. It was expected to stall over the water before weakening again to a tropical storm by Tuesday.

“It’s just going to meander for a few days,” said Dennis Feltgen of the National Hurricane Center, explaining that Hermine was unlikely to make landfall again but was positioned to batter the coast with wind and waves.

Governors all along the Eastern Seaboard announced emergency preparations. Tropical storm watches and warnings were in effect from Virginia to Massachusetts, with special concern focused on New Jersey and Delaware, where Rehoboth Beach could experience gusts up to 50 mph and life-threatening storm surges during high tide late Sunday and into Monday.

CBS/AP


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