Cruise News Today — April 24, 2023 [VIDEO]

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Cunard Cancels Sailing on Embarkation Day

Canceled on embarkation day. A technical issue has caused Cunard to cancel multiple sailings on Queen Mary 2. 

In a letter dated April 23rd, Cunard explained that the ship had arrived in Southampton the previous evening to assess a technical issue. The letter went on to say that the work would take longer than anticipated to resolve and the ship would be unable to sail until it was completed.

While there is no indication of when Queen Mary 2 will sail again, guests aboard the scheduled April 30, 2023 transatlantic already have been informed that their voyage has been canceled. Impacted guests will receive a full refund as well as a 20 percent future cruise credit.

STORY: Cunard Cancels Two Transatlantic Voyages — One on Embarkation Day

Norwegian Dawn Skipping Two Ports Because of Icebergs

Guests aboard the Norwegian Dawn transatlantic sailing have been notified that two ports will not be a part of their itinerary because of icebergs in the Atlantic Ocean.

The ship’s captain notified guests that due to the presence of icebergs near St. John’s and forecasted adverse weather conditions toward Reykjavik, and another in Newfoundland has been adjusted.

Norwegian Cruise Line is offering onboard credits worth $25 for every first and second guest in each cabin as compensation to the passengers for the canceled ports.

MSC Meraviglia on First Voyage From Brooklyn

MSC Meraviglia is now on its first sailing from Brooklyn, marking the beginning of year-round service from the Big Apple. The ship will sail to three different regions: the Caribbean, Bermuda, and Canada/New England.

The 171,000 gross registered ton ship launched in 2017.

STORY: Why MSC Meraviglia Sailing From New York City Year Round is a Very Big Deal

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