A new viral video shows a couple being left behind as their cruise ship sets sail without them.
The video shows the couple looking on as the ship pulled out of dock at Nassau, Bahamas on February 15th. There are reports that the ship may have waited up to 20 minutes for late passengers, but eventually departed, leaving some behind.
Cruise passengers should know that cruise ship officials have wide latitude to set sail late, or early, depending on their individual judgement calls. There have been reports of hundreds of cruise passengers being left at a time when ship captains decided that weather conditions merited early departures.
There is even one video online that purportedly shows a frantic mother, left behind as the ship sails with her children onboard.