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That’s How Cruise Ships Can Stay Upright in Any Weather

A majestic snow-white cruise ship looks like a piece of art. It’s a city in itself, with cafes, stores, swimming pools, gyms, and a water park. Everything, from its impressive size to the number of passengers on board, leaves unprepared observers speechless. The biggest mystery for some people is, “How does this big guy stay afloat and avoid keeling over?”

Cruise ships are built to withstand 50-ft waves. Such huge waves are a rarity, and a typical ship is unlikely to come across one of those during its career. But still, cruise ships are surprisingly well-prepared for all bad weather Mother Nature has in her bag of tricks. They’re designed to handle even severe storms during the hurricane season!

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– The Symphony of the Seas is a really big boat. With 22 restaurants, an ice rink, a 9-story zip line, robot bartenders, theaters, water slides, and climbing walls, who’s got time to look at the water? It’s the world’s largest cruise ship.
– A cruise ship can roll to almost 60 degrees before it’s in danger of tipping over! Plus, cruise ships are built to withstand 50-ft waves.
– Cruise ships are surprisingly well-prepared for all bad weather Mother Nature has in her bag of tricks. They’re designed to handle even severe storms during the hurricane season.
– Usually, no more than 30 ft of the vessel sits under the water, which is only about 10% of the ship’s overall height.
– If you look at a cruise ship’s hull, you’ll notice its unusual shape: it’s wide and rounded. This helps the vessel to move smoothly and with minimal drag – that’s a force which slows a ship down.
– Even though a cruise ship towers above the surface, its center of gravity is far below the waterline.
– Buoyancy, low center of gravity, and ballast keep a cruise ship stable. But there is one natural phenomenon that can still put this vessel at risk, and it’s not wind!
– Being equipped with plenty of modern gismos, cruise ships still try to avoid or outrun any serious storm they’re likely to come across.
– Most cruise lines have an opportunity to observe all their ships in real time and change their routes if there is a hurricane, typhoon, massive storm, or fog ahead.
– Sometimes, a cruise ship doesn’t manage to dodge a storm and has to force its way through the waves. If it happens, the most important thing is to keep the ship’s front (called the bow) pointed into the waves.
– Cruise ships are equipped with special stabilizers that prevent them from tilting to one side too much.
– It’s hard for ships to avoid bad weather altogether because every year, the average cruise ship travels more than 84,000 miles!

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    So, how many of you live in coastal areas? Where are you from, by the way? 🙂

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    Cruise ships don’t tip over
    Costa concordia Has left the world

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    I was literally thinking this Sam's thing this week

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    Wow I learned alot
    I'm subscribing

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    Bright side do you heard about poseidkn wen a cruise ship goes up side down

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    Everyone: hey we created something called the metric system and it's easier to understand.
    *America*: 0:30

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    Also I go fishing in San Diego bay do I see Cruises a LOT also I saw the symphony of the sea

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    I came to see how many costa Concordia / Titanic comments there would be

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    Great video.when that man gaged so funny

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    Brightside: Yeah ships are like 👍
    M e: What about costs concordia?

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    cruise ship:I cant be destroy
    titanic:first time??

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    Costa Concordia : am i a joke to you

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    Yeah in the Poseidon adventure the Rough wave was longer, also the the Rough wave also hit the Poseidon on its side, and capsizing the ship.
    And also i like the 1972 version better

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    dude thats amazing make more cool vids love them

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    Love your content, do not love the music or it’s mix in this video.

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    Hi guys I am putting a video out at 2 o’clock please watch

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    The Costa Concordia didn't stay upright…

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    Have you heard of the Costa Concordia? If you didn’t, it tipped over so…

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    God this entire channel makes me cringe 😂

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    Narrator praising cruise ship for its stability all through the video.

    Ocean liner – Guess no one care I still exist 😞

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    The britannic tiliid down when it sank in 1916

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    Btw Bright side go to New York city when it's a pretty long year you will see a ship called "Hms Typhoon" and no it's not a submarine but a aircraft carrier the ship has to look like the aircraft carrier from Japan "Ijn Kaga" and that's my ship

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    People who think Costa Concordia sank from Waves your wrong. It hit a rock that was underwater and it had a gash letting water inside so it tipped over and got beached.Also don’t ask how I done bald letters

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    Sometimes the graphics are a bit weired. Really doesnt corespond to what they are talking about,

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    How would a modern cruise ship fare if it came under direct attack from terrorists or the navy of a small rogue state like north Korea? How many torpedoes, suicide boat bombers, or kamikaze aircraft would it take to sink a cruise ship? Just one torpedo was enough to sink the lusitania in just 12 minutes during world war one. The Britanic was sunk by just one German mine in 1916 as well. Of course those ships went down over 100 years ago and modern cruise ships are far safer.

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    ummm i think you don’t have any idea about the costa concordia

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    Except the Eastland which sunk in the Chicago River. But that was because the design was bad

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    Awesome narration…. as usual 👌

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    I live at Southampton near the titanic boarding area

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    Me:look at title

    *Laughs in Costa Concordia

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    Costa Concordia: you dare oppose me mortal

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