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.