Castaways stranded on an African island pursue a passing cruise ship

In the west coast of Africa, eight Norwegian Cruise passengers found themselves stranded on the African island state of São Tomé and Príncipe. Among them were Jill and Jay Campbell, a couple from South Carolina, who were left behind during a tour on the island. Despite their efforts to contact the ship’s captain and board a small boat provided by the local Coast Guard, they were not picked up by the ship.

The Campbells, along with six other passengers including two elderly individuals and a pregnant woman, were left without access to medications or accepted credit cards on the island. The Campbells used their Visa card to pay for food and accommodations for their fellow stranded passengers, spending thousands of dollars in the process. After a failed attempt to rejoin their ship in Gambia, they made another effort near the Senegalese coast in hopes of reuniting with the cruise ship.

However, this was not an easy task as they had no idea how to get there or what resources they would need. They relied solely on their wits and resourcefulness to survive on the island for several days before finally being rescued by a passing boat.

The shipping company stated that it was unfortunate that some guests missed

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