A bomb scare at Port Miami delayed the departure of the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship on Sunday afternoon.

Tension prevailed in the area and frustration set in among passengers after a suspicious suitcase was found at Port Miami. The ensuing ruckus delayed the cruise ship’s boarding.

According to cruise news, the bomb threat held up the start of the cruise boarding for about two hours.

According to Miami Police, the bomb scare occurred near Terminal F when suspicious luggage was spotted around 2:00 p.m., Sunday.

Police and fire rescue units rushed in and began an investigation, as K-9 canines sniffed out the suitcase in question.

Passengers were asked to sit back and had to wait many hours.

“I didn’t come to Miami to sit for an hour or so,” said a frustrated traveler.

Another passenger expressed his impatience succinctly: “This is ridiculous.”

“I don’t have my luggage, and I can’t get on the ship,” said passenger Karen Ross.

She pointed out the cruise line could have done a better job by informing passengers about the situation.

After waiting for hours in the heat, authorities gave the all-clear nod and passengers under cruise deals began their Caribbean voyage.

The ship moved out of the PortMiami terminal after 6 p.m.

Norwegian Cruise Line did not comment on whether the ship’s itinerary was affected.

Police also did not mention whether they found anything incriminating in the luggage they investigated.

People with spare hours have some good options to spend time in Miami. One is visiting Miami Seaquarium. The 40-acre oceanarium is on the island of Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay, near downtown Miami.

Miami Seaquarium houses fish, sea turtles, birds, manatees and reptiles besides marine mammals.

Another option to spend a good time will be Zoo Miami, the continental zoological park and garden spread in 750 acres near Miami. The tropical zoo houses over 3,000 animals.

Miami port’s exclusive terminal for Virgin Voyages

Meanwhile, Terminal V at Miami port will become the cruising hub for Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages.

The terminal H will be alphabetically reshuffled to make it Terminal V or Virgin terminal under a deal worth $150 million.

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A cruise ship is pictured in the Marseille harbor on September 20, 2012. Gerard Julien/AFP/GettyImages)

This follows of Virgin cruise line’s first ship, Scarlet Lady getting ready to sail from Miami by April 2020.

“Miami is now the hub of the Virgin brands in the United States,” noted Virgin Voyages CEO Tom McAlpin.