NCL announces last-minute cruise cancellation

By Linsey McNeill
30/06/2022
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Norwegian Cruise Line has been forced to cancel today’s cruise on Norwegian Sun due to damage caused when the ship hit an iceberg.

However, the cruise line hasn’t confirmed if any other cruises will be affected.

Norwegian Sun hit an iceberg on 25 June and, following an examination in Juneau on 27 June, the ship headed straight back to its home port of Seattle at reduced speed.

The ship is due to arrive in Seattle today, but NCL has emailed its travel partners to say the next five-night Alaska cruise from Seattle has been cancelled.

Guests who booked on the cancelled cruise will receive a Future Cruise Credit worth 50% of their fare in addition to a full refund. NCL said it will also consider reimbursement of up to $300 per guest for flight change or cancellation fees.

An NCL spokesperson said: “During the afternoon of June 25, 2022, Norwegian Sun encountered dense fog and unfortunately, made contact with ice, while transiting to Hubbard Glacier.

“The damages are being assessed. All guests and crew are safe. As a precautionary measure, Norwegian Sun’s June 30, 2022, sailing has been canceled.

“We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, as we understand now more than ever the desire to travel and reconnect with the places and people, we’ve missed most.”

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