On Saturday, the Carnival Sensation assisted a small ship in distress in international waters 37 miles off the coast of Palm Beach, Florida, according to a statement.
Seeing the boat floating in the water, the Carnival Sensation maneuvered the side of the boat and provided blankets, life jackets, food and water to 24 people aboard with individuals from different nationalities and two children.
As the boat began to fetch water, Carnival Sensation personnel rescued all 24 individuals and took them aboard.
They were then examined by the Carnival Sensation medical team and quarantined away from crew members.
Carnival said all relevant authorities, including the United States Coast Guard (USCG), have been notified and the USCG has sent a cutter to the scene to capture 24 individuals.