A Couple Went Viral After They Had to Chase Down Their Honeymoon Cruise Ship

They got stranded in the Bahamas

Updated 03/01/19

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You know that recurring dream in which you're back in college and you realize it's time to take the final exam and you had never attended a single class? Well, we just found the honeymoon version.

Picture it: You've booked your dream honeymoon cruise in the Bahamas and are enjoying yourself at different ports along the trip. But then something goes wrong and you arrive back at the boat after an onshore adventure only to see that the gangway is closed and the ship is leaving the dock—without you. That's exactly what happened to Costa Rican actress Maria Gonzalez Roesch and her new husband Alessandro Di Palma, who were married in late January.

A cruise-goer on a neighboring ship captured the couple's plight in a now-viral video. In it, you can see the pair trying in vain to get back onto the Symphony of the Seas cruise ship as fellow passengers watched from their balconies.

According to the Daily Mail, Roesch later revealed on her Instagram that she and Di Palma were indeed the couple in the video and joked that they were "vacay goals." She explained that on previous days the ship left the port at 5:30 p.m., but there was a time change on the sixth day to 3:30 p.m. when the all-aboard call was sounded. They arrived just five minutes after the gangway was pulled up and the ship's hatch was closed. They are pictured waving wildly, trying to get the attention of the crew.

Alas, they were left stranded in the Bahamas as the Symphony of the Seas pulled away. Apparently six other passengers also missed the announcement about the new time and were also left on the Bahamian dock.

Hopefully, they were able to make the best of it and enjoy some beach time in the beautiful Bahamas, even without their luggage.

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