Royal Caribbean cruise ship diverted to Miami because of Hurricane Harvey

Liberty of the Seas stranded in Gulf of Mexico

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor

MIAMI - A cruise ship that was stranded in the Gulf of Mexico because of Hurricane Harvey is scheduled to arrive in Miami.

Royal Caribbean International said Sunday that the Liberty of the Seas wasn't able to make its scheduled arrival in Galveston, Texas, because of the storm.

Instead, the ship was rerouted to PortMiami. It remained in the Gulf as of Monday morning.

The Port of Galveston has been closed since Friday, forcing Royal Caribbean to cancel Sunday's cruise.

Royal Caribbean said it anticipates that the Liberty of the Seas will be able to return to Galveston by this Friday, conditions permitting.

"We are doing all we can to help guests adjust their travel arrangements and appreciate their patience as we work through this," the Miami-based cruise line said in a statement.

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