The Breakaway crew help the latecomers get back on board. *Photo courtesy of Port Bermuda Webcam
The Breakaway crew help the latecomers get back on board. *Photo courtesy of Port Bermuda Webcam
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This is the moment that two lucky cruise ship passengers made it back to their ship just in the nick of time.

The pair had returned to Dockyard just after the Norwegian Breakaway had left her moorings on Friday.

But thanks to the actions of the cruise liner’s Master, who gave permission for the ship to take the late comers back aboard, and the tugboat Faithful’s crew the duo were ferried out to the waiting ship before she set off back to New York.

The couple managed to scramble up a rope ladder and in through a small boarding door at the side of the ship while the other 4,000 passengers watched on and waited from up above them.

The operation may have just taken a couple of minutes but it must have saved the couple a lot of expense and hassle.

The footage, which was recorded by the Port Bermuda Webcam team, has since been broadcast on websites across the world, which will portray the island in a very favourable light.

This week the Breakaway is back in today along with the Celebrity Summit.

While the Explorer of the Seas the Norwegian Dawn and the Grandeur of the Seas all descend on the west end this weekend.

Returning yesterday was the UBC Miami with its second load of gravel and sand for construction projects across the island in a week.

And, finally, the Bermuda Islander is back in the capital tomorrow and will be followed by the Oleander on Sunday.