Norwegian Cruise Line releases a new update which isn’t good for cruisers on some upcoming sailings.

The cruise line is working hard to keep guests and crew away from the extremely dangerous and powerful category 5 Hurricane Irma. The cruise line has said “we have additionally cancelled Norwegian Sky’s four-day cruise departing on Monday, September 11 from Miami.  We will be providing a full refund to all guests, plus a 50% future cruise credit.

Amended NCL Itineraries

Norwegian Escape’s seven-day Western Caribbean cruise departing September 2 from Miami is now a five-day Cruise, returning on the afternoon of September 7.  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.

Norwegian Sky, Four-Day Cuba Cruise departing September 4 from Miami is now a three-day cruise, returning on September 7.

Cancelled NCL Sailings

Norwegian Sky, September 8 from Miami.
Norwegian Escape, September 9 from Miami.
Norwegian Sky, September 11 from Miami.

Norwegian Cruise Line and most other cruise lines with ships in the Caribbean and monitoring the situations and development of Hurricane Irma.

IMPORTANT: Full List of All Cruise Ships Affected by Hurricane Irma

NCL stated the following:

As the safety and security of our team members is our top priority, the company’s Miami headquarters will close at 2 PM on Thursday, September 7, 2017 and re-open as soon as it is safe and practical. To help ensure that we continue to operate with all the necessary shoreside support, key staff members are being relocated out of Miami and the storm zone.

Our call centers will be operating remotely, so please be advised that hold times in our call center may be longer than normal. Our website will remain available 24/7. Travel Agents should use our dedicated booking portal on NCLU and guests can view their booking information on the My NCL portal.   As soon as this major weather event is clear of the region and we can bring our staff back to Miami, we will re-open the offices.

As of now Hurricane Irma has maximum sustained winds of 175 MPH and is heading towards the Turks and Caicos islands including the popular cruise destination of Grand Turk.