Huntersville Couple Stuck on Cruise Ship Due to COVID-19

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — A Huntersville couple is trying to get home after being stuck on a cruise ship for more than a month.

The Coral Princess set sail from Santiago, Chile on March 5 and is now docked in Miami after having to take several detours.

According to NBC News, three people are now dead after taking the cruise and at least a dozen have tested positive for COVID-19.

When Lewis and Shirley Buckler boarded the ship in March, they thought they were setting sail to see the sights around South America.

They saw glaciers and penguins, took part in activities on board the ship, and made a stop at Cape Horn.

"Oh, well we were really looking forward to the trip,” Shirley said. “It was lots of fun."

But the trip took a turn for the worst when the ship was denied from docking at port after port.The ship finally made it to Buenos Aires where the couple was supposed to get off. Before the Bucklers could catch their flight, Argentina closed its borders.

The ship was then turned away from several other ports before it finally docked in Miami on Saturday.

Now, the only view the Bucklers can see is of Miami from their small cabin.

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