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    Cruise Ship Docks in Portland to Avoid Hurricane Florence
    Via NOAA
    This satellite image shows Hurricane Florence off the U.S. East Coast on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.

    A cruise ship originally bound for Bermuda has docked in Maine to avoid the oncoming Hurricane Florence due to make landfall this week.

    Portland city officials say the vessel docked Monday after being forced to change course due to the hurricane. Passengers of the Oceania cruise line ship "Insignia'' say they are disappointed they were forced to change course, but understand why they had to dock.

    Passenger Brittan Graves says the safety of the passengers and ship was more important.

    City officials say they expect more cruise ships to dock this week as Hurricane Florence makes its way toward the eastern U.S. coastline.

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