A pregnant woman had her holiday ruined after she refused entry onto the ship for being ‘too pregnant’.
Emily Jackson, 25, had flown with her family to Miami where they hoped to board a six-day Disney Cruise.
However, upon arrival, Emily who is pregnant with her third child, was denied entry and was escorted off the ship.
Ms Jackson reports that the reason she wasn’t able to board was because she had “missed the pregnancy cutoff”.
A cut off mark that doesn’t allow passengers on board that are over 24 weeks pregnant.
The footage shows Emily talking to the camera upset at how her family have been treated by Disney.
She and her family were denied access and subsequently escorted out of the docking area by armed guards.
According to Jackson, she and her young children were told to wait outside until their luggage had been located and they were allowed to leave.
Emily told Miami’s WPLG: “They had the guy with the gun following us. They had the K-9 unit.
“So we then had to take both babies outside, wait almost two hours for our luggage, outside in the heat, and both babies are red-faced.”
Uploaded as a vlog post on her YouTube channel, she explained how armed men arrived as a “scare tactic” after her father asked the staff to “hurry up” with their luggage.
Cynthia Martinez, a spokesperson for Disney Cruise Line explained to Fox News that staff were simply following protocol.
She said: “While we understand the guests’ disappointment with not being able to board the ship, for health and safety reasons, our policy does not allow women who have reached the 24th week of pregnancy to travel, which is consistent with other cruise lines and is noted on our website and in travel documents our guests receive before sailing.”
“The Miami-Dade Police Department is responsible for security at the port and handled the situation as they felt appropriate given the guest’s actions.”
Upset that their holiday plans were spoilt, Emily explained in her blog post that she was upset the children had to wait outside in the sunshine.
She commented: “As you can see, their faces are red” and “they’re so thirsty, all we had to drink was a little tiny bit of juice.”
She went on to add: “Forget the policy OK? That is not my issue.
“What our problem was, was how they treated us after that point. I’m mad because of how they treated me and my children.”
Emily informed WPLG that Disney Cruise Line has since offered to refund the family’s travel acres but other expenses were not covered.