Cruise ship passengers left stranded
Three cruise ship passengers on the Norwegian Breakaway have been left stranded in Bermuda after they missed their departure back to New York.
The passengers missed the ship from Dockyard and they were put in a taxi by the cruise line's local agent while the ship was outbound.
The agent instructed the taxi to make its way to Ordnance Island in St George.
The duty officer at Bermuda radio told us: “The plan was to get them on the pilot boat and transfer them to the ship when the pilot was disembarking at the sea board. Unfortunately, they did not make it on time and the captain was unable to detain the vessel any longer for the transfer.”
The three passengers worked with the agent to arrange overnight accommodation and a flight to New York where their ship was heading.
In 2013, a young couple on the Breakaway nearly missed their boat home, arriving at the pier just after the ship had dropped lines and moved away.
They were more lucky as the local tug picked them up and they were able to transfer via pilot's ladder.