Passenger comfort and safety is of paramount importance to both Cruise and Maritime Voyages and All Leisure Holidays, and sincere apologies have been made to all the 657 passengers who boarded the 'Discovery' and lost out on this unique cruise.
A significant compensation package and full refund has been provided.
Owners and their technical manager's efforts are now focused on ensuring the 'Discovery' is in top shape for its next scheduled cruise on March 15."
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Hundreds are expected to attend the service wearing pink, Maisie Duncan's favourite colour.
A bright chilly start but a fine afternoon with sunny spells for most. Mild winds will help temperatures approaching double figures.
A chilly start with some cloud but that will break up allowing sunny spells to dominate the afternoon. Temperatures are on the rise too.