Big Red Boat II N.Y. debut delayed

NEW YORK -- Premier Cruises Lines' planned New York premiere of the Big Red Boat II was postponed one week due to a delay in delivery of parts, company officials said.

Originally scheduled to depart New York June 3 for a seven-day tour, with ports of call in Newport, R.I.; Boston; Halifax, Nova Scotia, and St. John, Newfoundland, the Big Red Boat II will instead launch its new itinerary June 10.

Passengers scheduled for the June 3 cruise will be compensated with a choice of a seven- or 14-day cruise aboard the Rembrandt; a three- or four-day cruise on Big Red Boat I, or a seven-day cruise on Big Red Boat III or will have the option of rescheduling their cruise on Big Red Boat II for a later date.

Additionally, passengers will be granted a 50% discount on their choice of any second Premier cruise.

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