They were spotted on the route of the Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas and this is considered a Christmas miracle. The fishermen were pulled off course by strong winds, while a storm had also diverted the cruise ship from its planned route. The fishermen had left Puerto Limón in Costa Rica on 1 December and fell asleep while soaking their nets. Then they ran out of fuel after trying to find their nets and began to run adrift.
Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas cruise ship
They only had enough food and water for seven days. The cruise ship was supposed to be many miles away in Cienfuegos, Cuba, but it had been forced to change course to Ocho Rios in Jamaica after a “massive storm”. After being found on the sea, The two were later fed and clothed and seen by medical staff on the Empress of the Seas. After, they disembarked in Jamaica receiving some money from the cruise ship crew.