Parents watch as cruise ship sails away with their children on board after they arrived late to port
(Scroll down for video) A mother was seen sobbing as she watched a cruise ship sailing away with her children on board after she arrived late to port.
The devastated parents watched helplessly as the cruise ship sailed away from the Bahamas, with their young children on board after the woman was late to reach the port and her husband went to look for her.
The dramatic video of the incident that was uploaded to the Internet, shows the couple waving while the mother screamed that her children were on the boat.
The mother then dropped down to the ground and sobbed.
Passengers aboard the Norwegian Breakaway took the video that shows the parents from the United States, running to catch the boat that left from a dock on a three-day trip back to a port in New York.
The father was a on board with his 9-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter, but he left to look for his wife. When he finally found her, it was too late.
The husband and wife returned to the loading dock with a golf cart, but the cruise ship was already sailing away.
Witnesses said that the captain gave the husband extra time, but when it took too long for him to return, he could no longer wait.
A passenger on board said that the children were upset that their parents did not return, but they did have other family members on board who looked after them.
The children were reunited with their parents when they reached New York. The woman did not say where she was or why she was late to board the ship.