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Watch Big Waves Hit a Cruise Ship

Published On 03/17/2017 Published On 03/17/2017

Cruises are great. You know what's not great? Big waves. And big waves hit this cruise ship in the middle of a gigantic storm. See for yourself.

YouTube/Stephen J Burke

As captured by a musician who regularly books gigs on cruise ships, the four minute clip reveals what it's like to watch waves whipped up by 120mph winds crash against a ship, from inside a third deck cabin. It also shows what happens when those same waves cause the ship to dramatically list to one side (spoiler: it makes walking very difficult).

Thankfully, things didn't get as crazy as they did on this voyage.

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Joe McGauley is a senior writer for Thrillist, and still a cruise virgin. 

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