Hey, everyone. This is not a typical post for this forum, I'm sure, but I hope some of you can help me out with your expertise.

I am a writer currently working on a novel in which the first scene shows the evacuation of a sinking cruise ship. I've had many people object to me regarding my scene where three characters evacuate using a life raft. I show that the ship is half submerged and the characters go to the lowest floor in the ship that is not submerged. They jump out of a window into the sea and then board a life raft. Is this scene unrealistic? I'd appreciate any help!

Thanks a lot!