Norwegian Cruise Line has cancelled five months of cruises for the Norwegian Jewel due to changes in deployments.
Norwegian Jewel Cruises Cancelled
The cruise line has sent out a letter to impacted guests and travel partners that more than five months of Norwegian Jewel cruises have been cancelled. Sailings from September 25, 2020, through February 27, 2021, will no longer be going ahead.
Norwegian Cruise Line has apologized for the cancellation of the cruises and its due to the redeployment of the fleet. it does mean the entire season in Australia and New Zealand is cancelled along with some repositioning cruises from Hawaii and French Polynesia.
Guests who have been impacted will automatically receive a full refund of their booking. There is also an added 10% cruise credit of the price paid and this can be used for up to one year on sailings between January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022.
This news comes as the cruise line has already announced that cruises will resume from August but not all ships will begin departures again straight away. NCL has also detailed the new health measures that passengers will have to experience once cruises resume.
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Many Norwegian cruise ships are either in a cold layup or busy repatriating crew members around the world. Norwegian Jewel is scheduled to begin cruising out of Vancouver, Canada in May 2021 and this should go ahead as the cruise industry will hopefully rebound by then.
The vessel is 93,500 gross tons and has a guest capacity of over 2,300 at double occupancy. When the ship does begin cruises again the capacity of passengers could be reduced to follow social distancing, you can read more of Norwegian Cruise Line’s new health measures here.
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