There's really nothing better than a cruise ship vacation, especially when you're stopping at multiple ports and seeing so many fabulous places. Of course, unless you have perfect weather and calm seas, sometimes, cruises can be a little more of an adventure than you bargained for. This is especially true when you're navigating some of the most difficult passages in the world.
In a new video that was shared on TikTok by @angcorbin, the creator shares the particularly terrifying view from her stateroom balcony during a recent trip. Let's just say that this particular cruise itinerary is not for the faint of heart!
Um, this is pretty wild! This couple was going through a lock in Germany, and the ship is so close to the sides, it honestly looks like it might get stuck! We've never seen something like this before, and people who watched the video are equally as taken back by it. Luckily, one commenter was able to explain what this scary phenomena was. User @bagelskirata58 said, "They're crossing a lock, which is just a bunch of water chambers that raise the boat to the height of the next one and so on to get to higher water." Huh. We guess that makes this a little less nerve-wracking? But still, seeing the walls come that close to the ship had to be pretty scary.
For fellow claustrophobes, this is our worst fear. Other TikTok users agree that seeing something so close to the ship would've definitely triggered a fight or flight response. User @useru238lijkvv said, "I would have gotten so claustrophobic and started panicking right then and there 😭." We'd feel exactly the same way! However, something tells us this was no big deal for the captain of the ship, and there's no way they'd attempt it without knowing what they're doing. (Keep that in mind if you're brave enough to book a similar excursion.)