Passengers returning from a week long gay cruise on board Royal Caribbean International’s Allure of the Seas have been detained as a result of President Trump’s Executive Order, which bans citizens of predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.
Around 5,000 passengers returned to Fort Lauderdale following the 7-night gay cruise on board Allure of the Seas, which was chartered by Atlantis Events. But at the end of the cruise, hundreds of passengers were shocked to find out they could not re-enter the United States, despite having green cards, which make them legal residents of the U.S.
It was reported that around 375 passengers were questioned by security when the ship returned and passengers disembarking. Some passengers were detained for several hours by the U.S. Customs and Border Protective (CBP).
Passengers on board were given advanced warming of the heightened security. The CBP requested that the Captain ensured any guest originally from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, were first to disembark the ship.
President Trump’s Executive Order came into effect on 27 January 2017. It now bans anyone from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States, for at least the next 90 days.
If sent back to their home countries, homosexual men could be forced to endure brutal whippings, or even be sentenced to death.