Covid resurgence sees Norwegian Cruise Line cancel voyages

Norwegian Cruise Line has cancelled cruises on eight ships as the resurgence of Covid-19 in the guise of the Omicron variant has set back the recovery of the US cruise sector

The division of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd made the decision on Wednesday January 5th. “Due to ongoing travel restrictions, we’ve had to modify a few sailings and unfortunately have had to cancel,” Norwegian Cruise said. Some of the cancellations run forward as far as April.

The cruise line, which requires everyone on board to be vaccinated, has also had to curtail a 12-day round-trip from Miami on the Norwegian Pearl (IMO 9342281). The cruise ship left Miami on Monday January 3rd and returned yesterday January 6th.

The cruise line said that guests who had been scheduled travel on the now-cancelled sailings would receive full refunds and bonus credits for future bookings.

Carnival Corp said that it had not cancelled any upcoming voyages

2006-built, Bahamas-flagged, 93,530 gt Norwegian Pearl is owned by Norwegian Pearl Ltd care of manager NCL (Bahamas) Ltd of Miami, Florida, USA. It is entered with Steamship Mutual (Americas Syndicate) on behalf of NCL (Bahamas) Ltd.