NCL modifies Norwegian Pearl's Bermuda cruise due to “Tropical Cyclone One”

   June 5, 2022 ,   Accidents

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line announced it is modifying the itinerary of Norwegian Pearl and the vessel will spend a day at sea, instead of at Kings Wharf (Bermuda).

NCL is closely monitoring the development/path of the system – referred to as “Tropical Cyclone One” - forecasted to impact Bermuda on Monday, June 6. 

The ship’s Captain informed passengers via the PA/public address system that she would depart Bermuda on Sunday, June 5, and depending on the weather situation would return on June 7.

“This is very important information pertaining to our port stay in Bermuda. Due to the forecasted track and timing of the potential tropic cyclone one in relation to Bermuda. Norwegian Pearl will not be able to remain alongside in Bermuda for Monday, June 6. We were advised from the corporate office in Miami to depart from Bermuda, tomorrow June 5th, at 6 pm and to spend a day at sea on June 6.

"We and our corporate office in Miami will be closely monitoring future weather situation to determine if we are able to return safely to the port on June 7, the morning. Ladies and gentlemen safety and security of the guest crew and ship is our ultimate task. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for understanding."

Norwegian Pearl departed Boston (Massachusetts) on June 3, and the original itinerary included a Bermuda overnight (June 5 to 7), before sailing back to the USA (Bar Harbor Maine) on June 9, and returning to Boston on June 10.

Norwegian Pearl cruise ship

A tropical storm watch is in effect for the first storm of the year drifting towards the island, currently about 1,000 miles from Bermuda. Bermuda Weather Service put the forecast to be ~127 miles to the north-northwest of the island at noon on June 6, making it a potential threat.

According to the USA's Hurricane Centre, the storm has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and moves northeast at 18 mph.