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Cruise Ship Turn Into Escape Mission

A cruise traveling in the Caribbean turned into an escape mission. Cruise Line of Norwegian docked the boat in Miami and cut the trip short.


The passengers could not leave the city, therefore, now they are on the boat again sailing away from the storm.

Jake Zwerdlinger, a native of Coloradan, is a one of the passengers on the ship. Family of Zwerdlinger runs a plumbing business there. Zwerdlinger planned a vacation with his friends to see the tropical climates, but then the weather took a turn.

Zwerdlinger said “I am accustomed to blizzards, though not with hurricanes. I cannot move out of the way of a hurricane.”

However, that is what the cruise liner is going to do: move out of the way.

Zwerdlinger said, we were completely unaware where we are heading, and the ship used to charge for the 15 free minutes of Wi-Fi service it used to provide to the passengers. Zwerdlinger says he spent nearly $125 to get in touch with his family over the internet.

Cruise Line of Norwegian sent a letter to all the passengers travelling in the cruise, he said, “On Thursday, we will set sail from Miami in the evening on a course away from the storm. However, as of now we are unable to confirm where and when the ship will return to the port.”

“One second we are all kinds of happiness, we are here on this ship and stuck on this ship and we were not aware where we are. So, we are left with two options, either to sit and upset or enjoy.”

Nevertheless, the cruise line finally got its way and as a compensation, the cruise line offered passenger refund of cruise missing days and also a25 percent discount on the next time when they purchase a cruise.