A cruise ship that was bound for New York listed sharply to the left after leaving Florida’s Port Canaveral, which resulted in injuries to over half of the passengers on board.
The Crown Princess was returning to New York from a nine-day cruise in the Caribbean.
Of the 400 passengers on board, approximately 240 passengers were treated onboard for various injuries such as abrasions, bruises and fractures, of which 94 were transferred to local hospitals ashore for evaluation and treatment.
According to a statement given by the cruise line, “All of these passengers have now been released, with the exception of two passengers who remain in the hospital but, thankfully, are expected to make a full recovery.”
The cause of the sudden list is still being investigated.
The ship is expected depart tomorrow for New York, where a revised seven-day itinerary will replace the originally-scheduled nine-day cruise. Passengers sailing on this shortened voyage will receive a 50 percent refund of their cruise fare, and if they choose to cancel they may do so without incurring any cancellation fees.
“We would again like to extend our sincerest apologies to our passengers and crew on board Crown Princess for this regrettable incident, and also for any injuries they experienced.” The cruise line said in its second statement.