BAYONNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The cruise ship that had two trips cut short due to storms was yet again trying to avoid bad weather Friday.
Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas left Bayonne, New Jersey Friday morning on a three-day trip to Nova Scotia.READ MORE: Nearly 200 People To Be Released From Rikers Friday After Gov. Hochul Signs 'Less Is More' Act, Calls N.Y.'s Incarceration Rate 'A Point Of Shame'
But on Friday night, CBS 2 was told the captain was sailing south to avoid a storm in the Atlantic Ocean.READ MORE: Body Cam Video Shows Aftermath Of Argument Between Gabby Petito, Fiancé Weeks Before Her Last Call To Family
On Wednesday, the ship had returned to Bayonne five days late from a southern Caribbean cruise. However, cruise line spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez said planned stops in Barbados and St. Kitts were skipped so the 1,141-foot ship could avoid predicted strong winds and rough seas.MORE NEWS: Caught On Video: Carmine's Hostess Attacked After Asking Tourists For Proof Of Vaccination
The company said the captain was following a new storm avoidance policy that was instituted after the ship was damaged last month when 4,500 passengers hunkered down for hours because of 30-foot waves and hurricane force winds. Four suffered minor injuries.