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Stranded on cruise ship by Harvey, 2000 passengers disembark in Miami

After 10 days aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Liberty of the Seas and stranded in the turbulent Gulf of Mexico due to Hurricane Harvey, Texas State University student Jacob Sedlar was ready to get off.

Sedlar was anxious to see the damage that Harvey, one of the worst flood disasters in U.S. history with more than three to four feet of rain hitting Texas, had left in its wake.

Bailey said it was “a logistical challenge” because of the size of the 3,798-passenger Ship but that coming to Miami made sense because cruise officials were able to refuel, add more food and entertainment, and allow passengers to disembark.

Among the passengers who left: Tynisa Rodriguez, who was greeted with a care package from Royal Caribbean and bused to Miami International Airport, where she was catching a flight to New York.

Will Agnor, seated, of College Station, Texas, his wife Aubrey, right, and three children wait for transportation after having disembarked from the Royal Caribbean International Cruise Ship Liberty of the Seas, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at PortMiami in Miami.

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