NCL posts list of cancelled sailings for 7 of its ships
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NCL posts list of cancelled sailings for 7 of its ships

MIAMI — NCL has cancelled a number of sailings on seven of its ships as the travel industry battles the omicron surge and new restrictions.

On Dec. 30 the CDC ramped up its warning against cruise travel to Level 4, advising U.S. travellers to avoid all cruise ship travel regardless of vaccination status.

In response, CLIA fired back: “The decision by the CDC to raise the travel level for cruise is particularly perplexing considering that cases identified on cruise ships consistently make up a very slim minority of the total population onboard – far fewer than on land – and the majority of those cases are asymptomatic or mild in nature, posing little to no burden on medical resources onboard or onshore.”

Yesterday NCL posted a list of cancelled sailings on its site. “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,” says NCL.

Here is NCL’s current list of impacted sailings …

  • Norwegian Pearl cruises with embarkation dates through and including Jan. 14, 2022
  • Norwegian Sky cruises with embarkation dates through and including Feb. 25,2022
  • Pride of America cruises with embarkation dates through and including Feb. 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

NCL says passengers will automatically receive a refund of their cruise fare in the original form of payment for the amount paid. Additionally, a 10% off Future Cruise Credit will be automatically added to the passenger’s account as of Jan. 7, 2022. The discount can be used to make a booking from Jan. 7, 2022 through Jan. 7, 2023 and can be applied towards any sailings through May 31, 2023.

NCL also tells passengers: “If your ship is not listed above, we are still sailing as planned. However, as the global public health environment continues to rapidly evolve and destinations around the world modify their travel requirements or implement new travel restrictions, it is possible that itineraries may need to be modified. We will do our best to continue to communicate any changes and always strive to deliver an amazing vacation experience.”