Fog dampened the vacations for thousands of cruisers in the Tampa Bay area.
The heavy fog Monday morning, January 2nd, forced the incoming cruise vessels to wait for ~9 hours prior to docking at Port Tampa Bay (Florida USA).
It took a lot of time to get from the edge of the Gulf of Mexico into the Port. The fog made it too dubious to navigate the tight turns of Channelside.
That led thousands of travelers to have an unexpected free day in Tampa, as they waited for the ships to dock, so they could get on.
All outgoing Royal Caribbean guests will get a half day of fare as an onboard credit.
Liners were expected to leave late Monday evening into early Tuesday morning, January 3rd.