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Boston — A cruise ship that ran aground on a reef near Bermuda during a seven-day roundtrip from Boston has returned stateside.

The Norwegian Dawn, carrying nearly 3,500 passengers and crew, returned Friday morning to the Black Falcon Terminal in Boston.

The ship hit the reef late Tuesday and was stuck for more than six hours before a rising tide helped push it into deeper water.

Norwegian Cruise Line says a temporary malfunction in the steering system forced the ship off course near Bermuda, where it had spent three days in port.

The company says a team of experts inspected the ship and found it to be safe.

The ship’s 2,443 passengers will receive a 15 percent credit for a future cruise.

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