Norwegian cruise ship headed to Boston after running aground near Bermuda

Cruise ship runs aground near Bermuda
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  • Norwegian Dawn should arrive in Boston on time, cruise line says
  • Passengers to get credit toward future cruise
  • The Norwegian Cruise Line says ship temporarily lost power and ran aground

(CNN)A Norwegian Cruise Line ship is back where it should be -- sailing to Boston.

A day after running aground in Bermuda, the Norwegian Dawn left the Atlantic island and headed to Massachusetts for an on-time arrival Friday, the cruise line said on Twitter.
Earlier Wednesday, Norwegian Cruise Line officers and engineers, an independent dive team, and inspectors from the certification and safety organization DNV GL checked out the 965-foot long ship with 3,737 people on board.
    "Team confirmed the structural integrity of the ship & the technical issue which caused the steering malfunction was identified & corrected," Norwegian tweeted.

    Runs aground after temporarily losing power

    The ship's ordeal began Tuesday evening when the Norwegian Dawn -- with 2,675 passengers and 1,062 crew members on board -- "temporarily lost power" while leaving Bermuda's King's Wharf, said cruise line spokeswoman Vanessa Picariello.
    "The ship's propulsion was affected and ... the vessel made contact with the channel bed," Picariello said.
    Twitter user Rachel Hansen posted photos from the ship.
    One shows a tug pulling on the Norwegian Dawn, which weighs 92,000 tons.
    "An action shot of the tug boat attempting to pull us to freedom, I can see it from my balcony in my cabin," Hansen tweeted.
    The Norwegian Dawn should be able to leave on its next trip on Friday despite the quick turnaround, the cruise line said.
    Meanwhile, customers on the Norwegian Dawn will have memories forever of an unexpectedly rocky vacation.
    They will also get a cruise credit of 15% -- of the price they paid for this trip -- that can be used on a future cruise, Norwegian said.