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Red Sea/Israel conflict, other factors cancel more than a dozen NCL voyages

  • Cruises
  •   04-12-2024  4:02 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Red Sea/Israel conflict, other factors cancel more than a dozen NCL voyages
Norwegian Epic. (Norwegian Cruise Line)
Pax Global Media

Norwegian Cruise Line has cancelled more than a dozen cruises aboard seven ships that were scheduled to depart in 2025.

According to a company statement shared with USA Today, “the changes are a result of varied events including the ongoing situation in the Red Sea and Israel, modified dry dock schedules for ship enhancements, a full ship charter, and lastly, to accommodate the demand for shorter close-to-home voyages to the Bahamas.”

The following voyages have been cancelled:

  • Norwegian Spirit: Jan. 21, 2025
  • Norwegian Jade: Feb. 20 through and including March 24, 2025
  • Norwegian Sky: April 19 through and including June 5, 2025
  • Norwegian Star: May 17 through and including June 9, 2025
  • Norwegian Viva: May 18 and 27, and Sep. 20 and 29, 2025
  • Norwegian Pearl: Oct. 15, 2025
  • Norwegian Epic: Nov. 1 and 11, 2025

“We are committed to providing exceptional vacation experiences, both aboard our ships and by taking our guests to some of the most sought-out destinations around the world,” the cruise line stated. “While we try to maintain original itineraries as much as possible, at times modifications are made to optimize the itinerary, enhance the guest experience or accommodate certain circumstances.”

Impacted customers have been given full refunds of their fare and a 10 per cent discount in the form of a future cruise credit, USA Today reports.

The credit can be used on any of Norwegian’s posted itineraries through Dec. 31, 2025.

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