Parents left on shore by ship with their kids

Posted at 2:13 PM, Apr 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-29 14:13:09-04

NEW YORK -- Dramatic video captured the moments a cruise ship left a man and woman behind at a Bahamian port with their kids still on board.

It happened last week in Nassau.

According to the New York Post, the unidentified mother was late returning to the ship as it prepared to leave and return to New York.  The woman's husband was given permission to leave the ship to look for her, but the ship left before they could return.

On board the Norwegian Breakaway ship were the couple's kids, ages 9 and 12.  They were able to stay with other relatives until they were reunited with their parents in New York.

“The ship went beyond normal protocol and waited alongside an additional half an hour for the guest,” the company said in a statement.  “The company offered travel and lodging assistance to the couple,” NCL said, adding that arrangements were made for them to reunite with the children.