Cruise passengers tell of seven-hour security ‘revenge’ nightmare
Elderly passengers on board a luxury cruise have criticised US immigration officials after they endured a seven-hour security check.
By Andy Bloxham and John Bingham
It was billed as a chance to taste the “glitz and glamour” of Hollywood or enjoy VIP treatment in some of the most exclusive shopping areas in the world.
But when a group of 2,000 elderly British cruise ship passengers docked at Los Angeles for a short stop-off during a five-star cruise around America it was, in the words of one of them, more like arriving at Guantanamo Bay.