Hundreds of people are finally on their way home as of Wednesday 3 June, 2020.
They filled the lines of the British Airways counter at Grantley Adams International Airport Wednesday afternoon in preparation for their fligt.
They had been aboard the cruise ship Freedom Of The Seas for months, travelling from port to port but unable to disembark due to restrictions imposed to limit spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Paul Zak, whose final stop is Germany, was thankful to Barbados.
“We were stranded for months. It was an interesting experience with excellent accommodations but we want to go home and, if it wasn’t for Barbados, we couldn’t be heading home today to see our families again,” he said.
It was the most activity the airport had seen in a while with coaches, porters, security personnel and other airport staff all kept busy.
Baker Araz and Haluk Kobal said it was “amazing” to be going home and they felt free after spending so much time afloat. They were going through London to Turkey and Tunisia.