(1:30 p.m. EDT) -- About 700 Sea Princess passengers are overnighting ashore in New Zealand tonight after rough seas made it too dangerous for them to return to their ship.
According to Voxy.co.nz, a New Zealand publication, the passengers disembarked for a day in the port of Akaroa before stormy weather hit. They are scheduled to be back onboard tomorrow morning, weather permitting.
A similar story by New Zealand-based Stuff.co.nz states that passengers were given food and drinks at a local school hall before being transferred to land-based accommodations.
We have reached out to Princess Cruises for confirmation and will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
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--by Ashley Kosciolek, Copy Editor