Stranded Mother Pleads and Sobs as Cruise Ship Sails Away With Her Kids On Board
Talk about missing the boat!
A distraught mother was left sobbing and pleading at a Nassau, Bahamas, pier as her cruise ship sailed off with her young children on board.
A YouTube video, taken from a deck of the Norwegian Breakaway, shows the mother and her husband pull up in a golf cart just as the ship is departing.
The mother drops to her knees, waving desperately to capture the crew's attention.
"You see that right there? That is someone that has missed the boat," the man behind the video camera says. "And, apparently, she has her kids on the boat, and she’s not on there."
Norwegian Cruise Line said in a statement that the mother did not return to the ship by the "widely communicated scheduled all aboard time of 5:30 p.m."
After the ship waited 30 minutes for the mother, the father left the boat to find her, leaving their two children on board with their uncle and his family.
Unfortunately, they made it back just in time to watch the ship sail away.
The cruise line offered travel and lodging assistance to the couple and made arrangements to reunite them with their family at another stop along the cruise route.
Watch the video above.