Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
29-04-2019, 13:47   #91
First Up
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 12,059
Quote:
Originally Posted by Widdensushi
Seems like a seriously steady ship in those videos

Thought so too.
First Up is offline  
Thanks from:
Advertisement
29-04-2019, 13:59   #92
Paddy@CIRL
Registered User
 
Paddy@CIRL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,776
Send a message via MSN to Paddy@CIRL
I was another passenger on this with my father, and asides from the delays (we were onboard for around 33 hours total), I didn't think it was too bad. I've certainly been on worse crossings to Fishguard & Holyhead with Stena where it felt like the ship was about to break in half, but the Yeats seemed to cope very well. Lots of rolling, but nothing that prevented going for a walk around the decks.

Lots of sick faces about, mind.
Paddy@CIRL is offline  
29-04-2019, 16:21   #93
Odelay
Registered User
 
Odelay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,244
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paddy@CIRL View Post
I was another passenger on this with my father, and asides from the delays (we were onboard for around 33 hours total), I didn't think it was too bad. I've certainly been on worse crossings to Fishguard & Holyhead with Stena where it felt like the ship was about to break in half, but the Yeats seemed to cope very well. Lots of rolling, but nothing that prevented going for a walk around the decks.

Lots of sick faces about, mind.
Thank you!
Odelay is online now  
29-04-2019, 16:40   #94
Paddy@CIRL
Registered User
 
Paddy@CIRL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,776
Send a message via MSN to Paddy@CIRL
In the other passenger's defence, I recorded a video during the worst of it, and what was happening on-screen and how much the ship was rolling felt like two very different scenarios. It looked almost peaceful outside!
Paddy@CIRL is offline  
29-04-2019, 16:55   #95
PauloMN
Moderator
 
PauloMN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 10,131
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paddy@CIRL View Post
In the other passenger's defence, I recorded a video during the worst of it, and what was happening on-screen and how much the ship was rolling felt like two very different scenarios. It looked almost peaceful outside!
Didn't look to be rolling much at all in the OP's video (which I thought was impressive), but it was pitching enough to be pretty uncomfortable for passengers I'm sure. Looks very solid though and I'm sure performed as well as any modern large ship would - certainly much better than the Leinster and St. Columba of old!

Agreed that videos don't always show the full extent of what's going on in real life.

The delay was very bad though, 33 hours is dreadful for what should be 15 or 16 hours perhaps?
PauloMN is offline  
Advertisement
29-04-2019, 17:32   #96
First Up
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 12,059
Quote:
Originally Posted by PauloMN
The delay was very bad though, 33 hours is dreadful for what should be 15 or 16 hours perhaps?
I feel sorry for anyone who was travelling in just a reclining seat.
First Up is offline  
Thanks from:
29-04-2019, 18:12   #97
Larbre34
Registered User
 
Larbre34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 10,767
Quote:
Originally Posted by First Up View Post
I feel sorry for anyone who was travelling in just a reclining seat.
I dunno, I prefer not to be lying flat in heavy seas, especially in a windowless cabin, does weird things to my inner ear. I'd take a decent forward facing chair anytime.
Larbre34 is offline  
29-04-2019, 18:15   #98
First Up
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 12,059
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larbre34
I dunno, I prefer not to be lying flat in heavy seas, especially in a windowless cabin, does weird things to my inner ear. I'd take a decent forward facing chair anytime.
33 hours (probably longer) in the same clothes, no shower access, no privacy....

No thanks.
First Up is offline  
(2) thanks from:
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet