The Bahamas Celebration cruise ship struck an unknown object when leaving Grand Bahamas Island on Friday night, October 31st, the port of Palm Beach informed.
According to the port statement, all passengers were asked to put on life jackets and emergency steps were taken as a precaution measure.
“No passengers were ever in any danger,” the statement added.
After the incident the 960 passengers were transferred to Miami via the Bimini SuperFast.
The ship returned to port and passengers were put up in accommodations in various resorts on the island.
Passengers were scheduled for return to Florida on Sunday, November 2nd through arranged plans.
“The Bahamas Celebration will remain in the Bahamas so any damage can be assessed. The next two Celebration cruises scheduled for Sunday and Monday will be cancelled. All booked passengers will be notified and a refund or other arrangements will be made,” the statement read.
” Our focus at this time in taking care of our passengers who were on the ship or had planned to be on the ship over the next few days.”