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Carnival Fascination Delayed Returning to Jacksonville Port

4:22 PM, Oct 10, 2011   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Carnival Fascination remains docked because of rough waters.

The ship was unable to return to its port in Jacksonville Monday morning to offload current passengers and pick up new ones.

The ship finally docked around 1 p.m. According to Nancy Rubin with Jaxport, the delay will be several hours.

Those who got off the ship said it was a rough ride.  "The winds were 80-90 mph.  It was just rough.  The waves were bad.  Everybody was throwing up," said Robin Hayes of North Carolina.

Lines of people formed Monday afternoon with passengers trying to board and start their vacation.

Those passengers were a little concerned about the future.  "We're delayed.  It's chaotic.  It's an experience.  You really don't know what is out there in the ocean.  Some of the people who just got off the cruise said it was the worst cruise of their life and we are headed out into the storm.  It's kind of scary," said Renetta Albea, from Tennessee.

The cruise is expected to leave port after 8 tonight.

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