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Norwegian Joy to undergo extensive dry dock in 2024

Jan 19, 2023

Cruises aboard the Norwegian Joy between January 6 and February 10, 2024, have been canceled due to an extended dry dock refurbishment. Guests were notified by email that reads: "As part of our commitment to continually offer our guests outstanding vacation experiences around the world and to support a consistent product of world-class classes around the world our fleet, Norwegian Joi will undergo revitalization in early 2024." 

NCL Lays Off Staff Members - Entertainment Department Will Be Reduced Across the Fleet

Jan 13, 2023

After laying off 9% of its shoreside employees, reducing housekeeping services, eliminating onboard positions, and taking away staff members' privileges, Norwegian Cruise Line is taking another drastic step to cut down costs.

This time the company is targeting the entertainment department by eliminating “expensive” production shows and laying off cast members and entertainment staff.

Norwegian Cruise Line to Reduce Stateroom Cleaning Services

Dec 28, 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line will reduce cleaning services in guest staterooms aboard all of its ships in 2023. According to a letter sent to crew, the company will adjust the current daily stateroom (turn-down) service provided to guests in all categories below a Suite level. Guests staying in Studio, Inside, Oceanview, Balcony, and Club Balcony Suite will receive once-daily stateroom service.

Here Are the Christmas Gifts from the Cruise Lines to the Crew

Dec 28, 2022

After difficult three years since the start of the pandemic and the amazing return back to cruising in 2022, the cruise lines have many reasons to celebrate this holiday season. 

Norwegian Spirit Arrives in Sydney Harbour Marking NCL’s Return To Australia After Three Years

Dec 23, 2022

After completing its transpacific voyage from the US, the Norwegian Spirit arrived in Sydney Australia on a beautiful sunny day. The Norwegian Spirit sailed by the iconic Opera House and Harbor Bridge before docking at the Sydney Harbour as NCL’s first cruise ship to return down under in three years.

NCLH Appoints New Presidents of Regent and Oceania Cruises

Dec 16, 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. announced major changes in key senior executive leadership positions at two of its wholly-owned brands. Effective January 1, 2023, Andrea DeMarco, current Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, will serve as President of Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Frank A. Del Rio, current Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Oceania Cruises, will serve as President of Oceania Cruises, succeeding Howard Sherman.

Senior Cruise Passengers Violently Attacked, Robbed in Recife, Brazil

Dec 13, 2022

Two German cruise passengers were attacked in a violent robbery while sightseeing in Recife, Brazil, where their ship had docked. One of the passengers was stabbed in the head during the incident and was taken to a local hospital, G1 Globo reports.

NCL announces the biggest increase of daily services charges

Dec 07, 2022

On December 6, 2022, Norwegian Cruise Line announced the increase of daily services charges, which provide gratuities to key onboard crew members. In a letter sent to guests and travel agents the company said that starting January 1, 2023, will be making a nominal adjustment to the daily service charges.

NCL Restricts Privileges for Staff Members and Officers With Less Than 2-stripes - It's Not Just Benefits, It's Our World NCL is Altering

Nov 21, 2022

Norwegian Cruise Lines is undertaking changes related to staff benefits on board its cruise ships that will be affecting greatly on decision making moving forward to many staff, the company and guests in retrospect. The recent changes will affect most staff members and officers who carry less than 2 stripes on their uniform, while some reduction of benefits will affect all staff across the board.

Norwegian Cruise Line Testing SpaceX Starlink on the Norwegian Breakaway

Nov 08, 2022

After Royal Caribbean and Hurtigruten, Norwegian Cruise Line could be the third cruise company to ink a deal with Elon Musk’s SpaceX's Starlink Satellite Internet. According to several websites focusing on SpaceX, and ventures affiliated with Elon Musk, NCL has already installed 11 Starlink dishes aboard the cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway.