Poor weather conditions have once again delayed the departure of a decrepit Russian cruise ship that is docked in St. John's.

The Lyubov Orlova has been tied up in the harbour for the past two years.

A crew was preparing the ship for its final castoff yesterday, but rough seas have pushed the departure back a few days.

The vessel will be towed to the Dominican Republic, where it will be dismantled and sold for scrap.