Seven Cruise Passengers Detained After Disembarking at Port Canaveral

By ,   January 31, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

Customs agents detained 7 passengers, mostly Syrian nationals, after disembarking a Royal Caribbean cruise at Port Canaveral on January 29 (Sunday morning), according to a volunteer attorney with American Civil Liberties Union.

Customs agents escorted the seven individuals into a room where they were held for 6 ½ hours before being released, the attorney said.

One of those detained was a Jewish refugee from Syria who has resided in the country for 20 years and her three children, who are U.S. citizens, the attorney said.

Spokesmen for both US Customs and Royal Caribbean were not immediately available for comment.