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Florence Prompts Boston Cruise to Divert North



    Florence Prompts Boston Cruise to Divert North
    Norwegian Cruise Line
    The Norwegian Dawn.

    A cruise ship set to sail Friday to Bermuda from Boston is now being diverted north due to the threat posed by Tropical Storm Florence.

    The Norwegian Dawn, a ship from the Norwegian Cruise Line, will tour the Maritime Provinces in Canada as well as Bar Harbor, Maine rather than sailing out into the Atlantic Ocean to Bermuda.

    The ship will make stops in Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia and St. John, New Brunswick before returning stateside.

    "The safety and security of our guests and crew is always our top priority," Norwegian Cruise Line said in a statement.

    A cruise scheduled to depart from New York to Bermuda, Norwegian Escape, will also be diverted.

    Instead, it will be heading to Florida and the Bahamas. Cruise officials said they are monitoring the storm to provide additional updates when available.

    "Our on board teams are prepared to ensure the best vacation experience possible given these weather-related necessary changes," the cruise line said.

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