Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that several cruises have been canceled as the company’s phased return to service isn’t as expansive, or as fast, as expected.
In a statement, NCL has revealed that all voyages aboard Pride of America have been canceled through November 20, all Norwegian Dawn cruises are suspended until November 21, the Norwegian Joy sailings will also start in November on the 13 while the Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Star will not sail until January 2022.
Meanwhile, the Norwegian Sky’s cruises between September 5 and October 10 Have been transferred to the Norwegian Gem- this after the Gem sails on seven-day itineraries to the Caribbean beginning August 15.
The news of the cancellations comes shortly after the cruise line announced their plans to set sail again, beginning in summer 2021 from New York, Los Angeles, Port Canaveral, and Miami. It was also made public that the newest ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet, the Norwegian Encore, would make her inaugural voyage in Alaska this summer, replacing Norwegian Bliss.
Passengers who had booked on the now-canceled cruises and impacted travel agents have been sent information about reimbursements or cruise transfers, if available.
Meanwhile, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. is developing a far-reaching climate action initiative. The company, which includes the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brand has a long-term goal to achieve carbon neutrality across all three of its fleets.
“We take climate change very seriously and have proactively developed a long-term strategy with an ambitious goal of reaching carbon neutrality,” said Frank Del Rio, NCL’s president and chief executive officer.
The lines are committed to making a measurable step in near-term emissions reductions as they prepare for a lower-carbon future.
Continued De Rio, “Our global sustainability program, Sail & Sustain, is centered around our commitment to drive a positive impact on society and the environment and our long-term climate action strategy reinforces this commitment and aligns with the vision of the Paris Agreement to achieve a climate-neutral world.”