About three hours after sailing from New Orleans on Sunday, and while Norwegian Spirit was still making its way down the Mississippi River, a passenger went overboard.
Thankfully, it was still light enough at about 8pm and he was seen going into the river. A boat was immediately deployed by the cruise ship to rescue him. While we are using the masculine "he/him" there is no word on who the passenger is or any additional details about the incident.
Safely back on board, the ship's medical team treated the passenger's injuries until he was disembarked for additional treatment ashore.
Norwegian Spirit is continuing its Western Caribbean cruise itinerary on schedule.