Norwegian Cruise Ships in Port
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Norwegian Cruise Line has been forced to cancel and adjust cruise ship itineraries due to Hurricane Irma which is now very powerful and approaching eastern parts of the Caribbean.

Norwegian Cruise Line is now the second cruise line to cancel cruise ship itineraries and is one of several making route changes. Hurricane Irma is impacting the cruise industry at sea and on land so please take a look at the latest details from NCL.

Latest updates for Norwegian Escape:

Norwegian Escape, Seven-Day Western Caribbean cruise departing September 2 from Miami: We will be amending the ship’s itinerary to a five-day cruise. Instead of calling in Costa Maya on Wednesday and Cozumel on Thursday, the ship will sail for Miami this evening, arriving in the afternoon on Thursday, September 7.

Those guests who are residents of South Florida, who drove to PortMiami or who have travel plans already confirmed that will return them safely home by Friday afternoon may disembark the ship on Thursday if they wish to do so. For those guests who did not drive to PortMiami and are unable to secure a flight back home, we strongly encourage them to stay onboard the ship.

Norwegian Escape will set sail from Miami on Thursday evening on a course away from the storm. While we are unable to confirm at this time when and where the ship will return to port, we welcome all guests to remain onboard to stay safe and secure.

All guests will received a refund for the missed days of their cruise, along with a 25% future cruise credit of the cruise fare paid towards a future sailing on Norwegian. Guests who need to make changes to any flights will be reimbursed for any change fees up to $300 per person.

Norwegian Escape, September 9 from Miami: The ship’s seven-day Eastern Caribbean Cruise has been cancelled.  We will be providing a full refund to all guests, plus a 50% future cruise credit.

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Latest updates for Norwegian Sky:

Norwegian Sky, Four-Day Cuba Cruise departing September 4 from Miami: We will be amending the ship’s itinerary to a three-day cruise. Instead of calling in Great Stirrup Cay on Thursday, the ship will sail for Miami following her departure from Havana tomorrow, arriving in the morning on Thursday, September 7.

All guests will receive a refund for the missed day of their cruise, along with a 25% future cruise credit of the cruise fare paid towards a future sailing on Norwegian. Guests who need to make changes to any flights will be reimbursed for any change fees up to $300 per person

Norwegian Sky, September 8 from Miami: The ship’s three-day Bahamas cruise has been cancelled.  We will be providing a full refund to all guests, plus a 50% future cruise credit.

So in brief Norwegian Cruise Line has cancelled Norwegian Sky’s September 8 sailing from Port Miami. The cruise line has also cancelled Norwegian Escape’s September 9 7-day sailing from Miami due to Hurricane Irma. Norwegian Escape September 2 sailing has been altered to a 5-day cruise. Norwegian Sky’s September 4 sailing has been amended from a 4-day to a 3-day cruise.

SEE ALSO: Full List of All Cruise Ships Affected by Hurricane Irma

Please check with the cruise line for your cruises and keep track of Hurricane Irma as it impacts the Caribbean and beyond. Irma currently has maximum sustained winds of 185 MPH and is heading towards northern parts of the Leeward islands tonight. Irma is a category 5 and extremely dangerous.