Norwegian Cruise Line has decided to extend the suspension of cruise operations for an additional four days.
NCL Adds Four Days of Cancelled Cruises
Norwegian Cruise Line has joined many others by extending its pause on cruise operations since first announcing in March. The cruise line will extend for an additional four days through May 14, 2020. The first embarkations will commence on May 15, 2020.
NCL posted the following update regarding the extension:
Your safety is our #1 priority—both on and off our ships. Due to the current global environment, we are extending the suspension of all sailings across our fleet through May 14, 2020 and plan to relaunch cruise operations with embarkations beginning May 15, 2020. We are thinking of each and every one of you, and together we will return to our favourite place – the ocean, stronger than ever.
Those guests who were booked on the cancelled sailings will automatically receive a 125% or a 150% Future Cruise Credit refund which must be used towards a new booking with the cruise line on sailings between October 1, 2020, through December 31, 2022. The additional cancelled sailings will be applied to guest accounts by April 17, 2020.
|EMBARKATION DATES||FUTURE CRUISE CREDIT|
|March 13 to March 17, 2020||150% of cruise fare|
|March 18 to May 14, 2020||125% of cruise fare|
NCL is even adding an extra incentive with a 20% discount if a future cruise is booked by April 27, 2020. For those who do not wish to book a future cruise can receive a refund of their cruise fare after filling it a form on the official web site.
The cruise line originally suspended cruise operations from March 13 through April 11 and then it was extended through May 10. This is now the second extension through May 14 which is slightly longer than what Carnival Cruise Line announced for most of its cruises.
For Now Norwegian cruise ships are held up docked in different ports, anchored off the coast or sailing nearby until cruises get up and running again. Let’s hope there is not another extension.