NCL Cancels Norwegian Escape Voyages in September

Jun 11, 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line canceled four voyages on the Norwegian Escape because the ship is going through an unplanned dry dock in September.

According to the letter sent to passengers and travel agents, the ship built in 2015 will be out of use for more than a month due to the obligatory visit to the shipyard.

As a result, the company announced, that all Norwegian Escape voyages planned for sailing from September 8, 2022 to October 2, 2022, were canceled.

"We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause," the Norwegian added.

Affected guests will automatically receive a full refund of the prices paid by the payment method specified at the time of booking.

According to the letter, in order to "further compensate" for the change, the Norwegian also gives passengers a ten percent discount in the form of a loan for a future cruise for a future trip.

Currently cruising Europe, the Norwegian Escape was to offer Mediterranean cruises of ten and 11 nights during that period.

Sailing from Civitavecchia, a port near Rome, the itineraries included visits to various destinations in Greece, Malta and Italy. Before starting his European summer program, the Norwegian Escape spent a month off duty due to an incident in the Caribbean.

As the ship was leaving Puerto Plata on March 14, the 163,000-ton ship ran aground and had to be rebuilt with the help of a tug.

Back in the Dominican port, it was said that Escape suffered minor damage and that guests saw them return to the United States on charter flights to enable further inspection and repair.

Four other cruises were also canceled before the cruise ship finally resumed its cruise schedule on April 18th.

During the period of non-use, the ship with 4,200 guests remained anchored in Port Canaveral, its home port during the 2021-2022 season.