As a result of fleet redeployments, Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the cancellation of the Norwegian Sun‘s scheduled sailings through October 18, 2020.
Where The Ship Will Be Going
In a letter to their travel partners, Norwegian broke the news, saying the cancellations were “a result of fleet redeployments.” While it is expected that more cancellations will be coming in the days (or even hours) ahead, this was the first change announced by Norwegian following the recent Centers For Disease Control extension of the No-Sail Order.
READ MORE: CDC Extends No-Sail Order
The Sun, which was originally scheduled to kick off a season of Alaskan sailings this spring, will now be moved to Port Canaveral. The ship’s first scheduled sailing is a 14-night trip from San Diego to Port Canaveral, departing on October 18th and transiting the Panama Canal.
How Impacted Guests Will Be Compensated
Exactly what form compensation for cancelled cruises takes will depend on when passengers were expected to set sail.
For those who were scheduled to sail between May 21 and August 12:
- All guests will receive a Future Cruise Credit worth 125% of the fare paid, valid for one year and applicable to any published sailing through December 31, 2022.
- Those who book their new sailing by April 27, 2020, for any sailing on or after October 1, 2020, will receive an additional 20% discount off the fare.
- Future Cruise Credits will be available as of April 20, 2020.
- Guests may opt to receive a 100% refund to their original form of payment. This will be processed within 90 days.
For those who were scheduled to sail from August 13-October 18:
- Guests will receive a 100% refund of the fare paid, reimbursed to the original form of payment.
- Guests who rebook their vacation by April 27, 2020 for any sailing beginning October 1, 2020 will receive a 20% discount off the voyage fare.
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Alaska Cruises Priced To Move
While Norwegian Sun’s Alaska sailings have been cancelled, Norwegian says that they “have reduced our rates for cruises in July, August and September across the three vessels that will continue to sail Alaska.” Those ships are Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Bliss and the Norwegian Jewel.