The Port of Miami was shut on Sunday morning owing to a Florida Fish and Wildlife scrutiny from an overnight accident that witnessed a death after a Fisher Island ferry and a 30-foot boat collided at around 3:40 a.m.
With the port being shut, three cruise vessels and almost 15,000 guests were left in limbo, as the Norwegian Escape, MSC Seascape, and Carnival Celebration were scheduled for Sunday turnaround calls, with passengers disembarking and new ones all prepared to board.
The Escape was closing its week-long roundtrip Miami cruise that reportedly had two sea days with calls in St. Thomas, Tortola, and the Dominican Republic.
The Carnival Celebration was on an eight-night cruise to Southern Caribbean that featured calls in Bonaire, Aruba, and Curacao, besides four sea days.
Guests aboard the MSC Seascape return from a week-long voyage with calls into Ocean Cay, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios, and Cozumel.
References: NBC News, CBS News
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