What a way to end a relaxing cruise vacation! Four thousand and five-hundred passengers were stressed before they even got back on to dry land on Sunday when their ship broke down in the middle of the Hudson River.
The Norwegian Cruise Line ship returning from the Caribbean to New York had problems with its steering and propulsion systems, causing it to get stuck in the river for about three hours.
Once the tide changed, the Coast Guard was able to tow the ship to its port. The ship, ironically called Norwegian Breakaway, finally docked at about 10a.m. after completing its 7-day tour of the Bahamas and Florida.
“The ship was slightly delayed because of strong currents in the Hudson River,” said a spokesperson for the company who also mentioned that in addition to the 4,500 passengers on board, there were also 1,600 crew members.
The ship scheduled to leave for another cruise was inspected by the Coast Guard to prevent any future problems.