The northeast coast of the United States remains in virtual shutdown with major airports and ports closed “until further notice,” forcing a number of cruise ships to stay out in open sea — including those that have been caught up in the storm. As “superstorm” Sandy continues to batter an area stretching from Pennsylvania to Maine, three ships — Norwegian Gem, Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas and AIDAluna — have been forced to delay their returns to port.

Carnival Miracle departed a day early (Oct. 28), from New York, but still got caught up in the storm…member NeptunesGoddess –- who posted this video  on the Cruise Critic message boards:

The Port of Portland, Maine, and the the Port of Baltimore are both closed today.