Alan and Sharon Podrid’s journey on the had been a pleasant one from the get-go – but they said a series of failed disembarkations, lack of communication from the cruise line and illness and death onboard due to has turned the trip into a nightmare.

“Get us off this ship, so we can get home and let them deal with these sick people,” Alan Podrid, 70, of Marietta, Georgia, told USA TODAY over the phone Monday.

The cruise ship is docked at Port Miami after it was turned away at the nearby South Florida port in Fort Lauderdale.

The Podrids have been quarantined in their approximately 180-square-foot room for six days and are thankful they have a balcony. Both feel healthy, with no fevers or coughs or other . They pass the time by watching

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