JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tourists arriving in town to take a cruise ship out of Jacksonville this afternoon found their departure delayed.
Security guards at the cruise terminal off Heckscher Drive were turning cruise passengers out of the parking lot this afternoon and directing them to places in town to kill some time.
The MS Fascination, a Carnival cruise ship, was on its way back from dry-dock in the Bahamas when it encountered adverse weather conditions throughout the night, according to a press release form Carnival Cruises.
The ship was scheduled to arrive at 6:00 p.m., but boarding was pushed back to 8 p.m. Saturday.
The cruise ship is to leave port at around 11:00 p.m., seven hours behind its original schedule.
First Coast News