As Hurricane Irma roared through Florida, many were left seeking refuge from the storm. And about 4,000 of those stranded souls have found it on a Norwegian Cruise ship—the coincidentally named Escape—stocked with unlimited free food and booze.
The passengers arrived in Miami on Thursday aboard two cruise ships, Escape and Norwegian Sky, whose journeys were cut short by the threat of Hurricane Irma. Both ships returned several days in advance to the port of Miami to avoid sailing through the storm.
While all passengers received a prorated refund for the part of the trip that was cancelled, as well as a 25 percent credit towards a future cruise, not everyone could secure transportation out of Miami. So Norwegian offered these displaced passengers a place on the Escape as it sailed away from the storm, with complimentary food, booze and entertainment.