PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. - Six cruise ships returned to Port Canaveral Thursday morning after Hurricane Dorian forced the ships to extend their sailings.
The passengers aboard got their vacations unexpectedly extended as Hurricane Dorian churned slowly through the tropics.
Five of the cruise ships that docked Thursday morning call Port Canaveral their home base.
The sixth ship coming in is a Carnival cruise coming from Jacksonville.
Channel 9 reporter Sarahbeth Ackerman spoke to passengers as they exited the port.
"We were safe. We had plenty of food, plenty of drinks. We had a great time," cruise passenger Lori Andrews said. "We were concerned for everybody affected (by the storm), but we were thankful that we were in a safe place."
Relive the sunrise over Port Canaveral this morning as cruise ships sailed in:
Passengers back in @PortCanaveral after an extended trip. These @RoyalCaribbean passengers were supposed to have a 7 day trip. But had to be diverted at sea because of #HurricaneDorian —> ended up with a 12 day cruise! @WFTV pic.twitter.com/4QwZjLdJiM— Sarahbeth Ackerman (@SAckermanWFTV) September 5, 2019
RIGHT NOW: Disney Dream heading into @PortCanaveral after spending extra days at sea as #HurricaneDorain passed. Five more ships heading into port this morning. We're live with the arrivals all morning 5AM-9AM @WFTV pic.twitter.com/SRDagOeT4f— Sarahbeth Ackerman (@SAckermanWFTV) September 5, 2019
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