Cruise Ship Sails into winter storm

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In the clip, the vessel - carrying up to 4,000 passengers - is battered by 30ft waves as it sails into the winter "bomb cyclone" wreaking havoc in the United States.

Norwegian Cruise Line passengers recounted their harrowing experiences of flooding and chaos aboard the luxury cruise liner as it sailed directly into the storm last Thursday.

Although the large ship, which holds 4000 holidaymakers, docked safely in NY on Saturday, terrified passengers endured two frightening days of massive seas which had some fearing they were about to die.

They were making a beeline for NY from a Bahamas get-away when they cruised directly into the furious winter storm that battered the East Coast.

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"All guests and crew are safe", the company statement said. "We sincerely apologize to our guests for the stronger than expected weather conditions and any resulting discomfort or inconvenience they may have experienced".

For twenty-one members of the Ross family of Stony Brook, it was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, cruising to the Bahamas for their patriarch's 80th birthday.

"When you're on a boat in the middle of the ocean and water is pouring down the stairs, you're thinking 'this is not going to end well", Ms Ross said.

'Our room was full on two inches of water.

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In another post on Twitter, water can be seen dripping near the stairwells on deck 6 as housekeeping staff is hard at work trying to limit the damage. Making matters worse, Mendez says the captain's updates were sporadic and vague. "'It was so tilted I was shaking".

"I'll never go on any type of boat again in my life after this", she told CBS.

"I was holding on for dear life. We were dead center of the storm and I really think it was a poor decision", Del added. "The boat was tilted like insane".

"The waves were over 40 feet and it was continuous - children crying, people seasick, vomiting all over the boat".

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