Norwegian Cruise Line announces additional cancellations

Norwegian Cruise Line has posted additional sailing cancellations on top of the suspensions announced last week.  A total of 11 Norwegian ships will suspend operations.

The canceled sailings come amid rising fears of omicron-related coronavirus infections.

Two ships that sail out of Port Canaveral and Tampa are on the list, including the Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Dawn, respectively.

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"The health and safety of our guests, crew, and communities we visit is our number one priority. Due to ongoing travel restrictions, a select number of sailings across the fleet have been affected," Norwegian said. 

The ships impacted include 

  • Norwegian Pearl cruises with embarkation dates through and including January 17, 2022
  • Norwegian Dawn cruises with embarkation dates through and including January 18, 2022
  • Norwegian Getaway cruises with embarkation dates through and including January 19, 2022
  • Norwegian Escape cruises with embarkation dates through and including January 22, 2022
  • Norwegian Joy cruises with embarkation dates through and including January 22, 2022
  • Norwegian Sky cruises with embarkation dates through and including February 25, 2022
  • Pride of America cruises with embarkation dates through and including February 26, 2022
  • Norwegian Jade cruises with embarkation dates through and including March 3, 2022
  • Norwegian Star cruises with embarkation dates through and including March 19, 2022
  • Norwegian Sun cruises with embarkation dates through and including April 19, 2022
  • Norwegian Spirit cruises with embarkation dates through and including April 23, 2022

If you have an active reservation for one of the affected cruises above, you will automatically receive a refund of your cruise fare in the original form of payment for the amount paid, according to Norwegian. 

"Additionally, a Future Cruise Credit will be automatically added to the guest's account as of January 7, 2022. This discount can be used to make a booking from January 7, 2022 through January 7, 2023 and can be applied towards any sailings through May 31, 2023," Norwegian said.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had advised people to avoid cruise travel after launching investigations into onboard cases on more than 90 ships earlier this month.

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