A cruise ship which was docked in Bermuda recently actually waited for late passengers in a new video which has gone viral.
Cruise Passengers Late Back to Ship
A new viral video which has already had more than 120,000 views on YouTube shows three cruise ship passengers almost missing the cruise ship.
The Norwegian Escape which is operated by Norwegian Cruise Line was ready to depart its scheduled call at Bermuda earlier in June. What’s different about this case is the large NCL ship had already pulled in the gangway and started moving away from the pier. Two of the guests can be seen running down the pier to make sure they don’t miss the ship, this is known as “Pier Runners,” plenty of videos over the years can be found online showcasing this!
They should have been back on board the ship by 2:30 PM but were lucky enough to have the captain move the vessel back to the pier and pull out the gangway once again.
The ship had already waited extra time after announcing their names over the ship’s public PA system. It’s not often a cruise ship will wait and very rare to put the gangway back out. They are very lucky passengers indeed.
You can watch the viral video below which was posted by Laszlo Bagi, a passenger who caught the late passengers from the Norwegian cruise ship:
The exact reason they were late is not known. If a cruise excursion is booked through the cruise line and the tour is running late the ship will wait but in this case, it seems they were just late and maybe misjudged ship time with the time ashore.
In the footage, their fellow guests can be heard cheering and telling them to hurry up. Two of the passengers who ran seemed to be together and then the third was further in-front and by herself.
This occurred on June 14 while the ship was calling at Kings Wharf, Bermuda. The Norwegian Escape is currently based out of the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in New York City and does sail 7-day cruises to Bermuda where the ship overnights.
The Breakaway-Plus class vessel is one of the largest in the fleet at 164,600 gross tons and guest capacity of over 4,200 at double occupancy.
Back in February 2019, we posted about another viral video of a couple who just missed their cruise ship Symphony of the Seas during a port of call in Nassau, Bahamas. You can read about it all right here.
Video Footage By: Laszlo Bagi