"I don't have sob stories like all of you. I could sit here and complain how our mom liked Zuko more than me. But I don't really care. My own mother. thought I was a monster. She was right, of course. but it still hurt.
I mean I get the second opinion, but the boat obviously was docked safely. Which tells me they had the skills to go to port but were being overly cautious. Azula motivated the crew with fear, and this time, like many others, it worked out for her.