While Hurricane Irma caused disaster on Florida throughout the weekend, a luxurious cruise ship called Escape let 4,000 passengers rode out to avoid the storm.
Norwegian Cruise Line ship Sky and Escape, were scheduled to return to port in Miami on Saturday, due to the storm both ship have a change of plans. Both Norwegian Cruise Line ship returned to Miami early on Thursday to avoid cruising through the path of the storm. Norwegian announced that Passengers who wished to disembark were free to do so, but because of many passengers had no hotel rooms and no flights out due to the change of course, Norwegian Cruise Line allowed them to stay on the ship to ride out the storm, free of charge.
Norwegian spokeswoman Vanessa Picariello told USA Today Friday that the Escape would spent the next few days sailing west of Florida out of Hurricane Irma’s path.
Picariello said the company hopes to return to port in Miami by Tuesday, but the Escape’s return depends on when Miami’s ports re-open after the storm. Until that time, the few thousand passengers will enjoy unlimited alcohol and food, spa access and everything else the luxurious cruise ship has to offer.
“At this point the plan is to go west,” Picariello said. “We’re making every effort to have at least one port of call. If not, it will be a cruise to nowhere and everyone will have a good time.”