Passengers aboard the Norwegian Sun were disappointed, but not totally surprised, to find their ship rerouted from Cuba to the Bahamas Wednesday after new travel restrictions to the island nation were put in place last week.
Thousands aboard the Norwegian Sun debarked at Port Canaveral in Florida early Friday after the new policy rerouted the ship. No count was immediately given on how many were aboard at the time, but the ship typically sails with 2,700.
Some travelers, who did not want to be named, said they knew exactly what the announcement would be when the captain started speaking Tuesday. Many new travel restrictions to Cuba could be implemented but were surprised by the suddenness.