Ebola Impacts Arlington Couple’s Anniversary Cruise

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – An Arlington couple who thought they’d be escaping the Ebola news out of North Texas found themselves in the middle of it.

Lonnie and Marnie Harris were passengers on the Carnival Magic cruise ship, which became the site of an Ebola quarantine at sea.

The couple boarded the ship on Sunday October 12, for a week-long Caribbean cruise to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.

Five days into the trip, when they expected the ship to be departing Belize for a stop in Cozumel, Mexico, they found out a passenger on board may have been exposed to the virus in Dallas.

“You know, what are the odds?” said Marnie.

The Harrises remember last Thursday, first hearing that a medical emergency may have been the cause for the delayed departure to Mexico. Then, the captain came over the PA system and announced one…

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