One of the world's largest cruise ships was turned away from Nassau
in the Bahamas last week after the port forgot to save it a berth, the
Nassau Tribune reports.
says the 4,100-passenger Norwegian Epic was unable to dock as scheduled
on Feb. 22 because all the berthing spots already were taken by other
ships. The news outlet blames a mix-up with the port's berthing
The Norwegian Epic visits Nassau every Friday during the winter on seven-night Eastern Caribbean sailings out of Miami.
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The Tribune says port officials wouldn't discuss the matter, but local business owners were flabbergasted.
is one of the biggest cruise ships in the world. How can they just
allow it to be turned away?" one business owner was quoted as saying.
"How do you overbook a cruise ship anyway?"
A Norwegian Cruise
Line spokeswoman confirms to USA TODAY that the Norwegian Epic was
unable to call in Nassau on Feb. 22 due to what she called a "scheduling
error" by the Nassau Port Authority.