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Cruise Weekly - - News -

WHEN trav­el­ling, it pays to be pre­pared for all sea­sons - you just never know when the weather might turn on you.

Pas­sen­gers on board Nor­we­gian Dawn, which whisked hol­i­day-mak­ers away from the chilly city of Bos­ton, USA last week on a sched­uled cruise to the trop­i­cal oa­sis of Ber­muda, had their is­land dreams dashed when the path of Hur­ri­cane Florence forced the ship to take eva­sive ac­tion and reroute.

More than 2,300 pas­sen­gers were in­stead de­liv­ered to the Cana­dian city of Hal­i­fax, where they were greeted by less-thanbalmy 11 de­gree weather.

For some, the itin­er­ary change was a wel­come one - “New Eng­land is on my bucket list!” said one thrilled guest.

How­ever, for oth­ers, it was a case of Ground­hog Day.

“I’m not happy, I’ve been here mul­ti­ple times,” said an­other dis­grun­tled pas­sen­ger.

We just hope lo­cal stores were well-stocked with win­ter wardrobe wool­lies.

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