Two days after leaving Port Everglades, the Regal Princess was diverted to PortMiami Tuesday due to a medical emergency.
Princess Cruises spokeswoman Julie Benson said in an email that the 3,560-passenger vessel was about 80 miles away and sailing to Cozumel when it changed course for Miami so two passengers could disembark due to a medical emergency.
She would not reveal what that emergency was or give any details about the travelers. Both are men of U.S. nationality.
The ship, which left Fort Lauderdale Sunday, already called on Princess Cays in the Bahamas. After it became clear that the passengers needed an emergency medical disembarkation, the onboard medical team and the Coast Guard determined that “Miami was the better option,” Benson said.
Once the passengers were taken off the ship Tuesday afternoon, Regal Princess was scheduled to head back to sea and visit Cozumel and Grand Cayman. The port calls “will be slightly shortened” as a result of the stop, Benson said.