PORT MIAMI, Fla. (WSVN) — An ailing passenger forced a cruise ship headed to Jamaica to turn around and return to Port Miami, early Sunday.

The Carnival Sensation was en route to Ocho Rios when the passenger suffered what officials described as a severe medical condition, late Saturday night.

In a statement issued Sunday, a Carnival Cruise Line spokesperson said, “The guest was disembarked to a Miami-Dade Rescue vessel and was taken to a shoreside medical facility.”

The spokesperson further stated that the delay forced the ship to cancel a stop in Grand Cayman, one of its ports of call. The Sensation is still scheduled to return to PortMiami on Thursday.

Carnival has issued a 20 percent discount on a future cruise to guests.

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