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As Hurricane Harvey begans to bear down on Texas, thousands of vacationers aboard cruise ships were left stuck at sea until the storm passed.

1. Approximately how many vacationers were stuck at sea near Galveston, Texas?
2. If guests wished to terminate their cruise, where were they taken to dock?
3. If you were on the cruise what would you do?
4. What type of additional costs will the Cruise companies incur as a result of this storm and what journal entries will be required?


Gajanan, M. (2017). Hurricane Harvey Has 20,000 Cruise Ship Passengers Stuck at Sea. Yahoo News, August 25 (Retrievable online at