The Carnival Dream's 5,600 passengers and crew have been told that they have the option to leave the stranded ship to visit the port of St. Maarten until their scheduled return home.
A combination of commercial and private chartered planes are on their way to collect the passengers and taken them on to their final destinations.
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A milder night across the north than last night, with rain sneaking into southern Scotland from Northern Ireland.