Castaways on an African island chase after an abandoned cruise ship

Adrift on an Island: The Stranded Passengers’ Journey to Reunite with their Cruise Ship

The Campbells, along with six others, found themselves stranded on the African island state of São Tomé and Príncipe as their cruise ship sailed up the west coast of Africa. Jill and Jay Campbell, a couple from South Carolina, were touring the island when the ship left without them. Despite efforts to contact the ship’s captain and the local Coast Guard for assistance, they were not able to rejoin the ship.

Among the stranded passengers were Jill and Jay Campbell, a couple from South Carolina, who were touring the island when the ship left without them. Despite efforts to contact the ship’s captain and the local Coast Guard for assistance, they were not able to rejoin the ship.

The Campbells, along with six others, spent days trying to catch up with their cruise ship, facing challenges such as a lack of medication and accepted credit cards. They were forced to rely on their Visa card to pay for food and accommodations, spending thousands of dollars in the process.

After a 15-hour journey through six countries,

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