NCL ship Norwegian Sun to restart operations on July 14 after hitting iceberg in Alaska

   July 9, 2022 ,   Accidents

The NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line's ship Norwegian Sun is expected to restart operations on July 14 after hitting a small iceberg in Alaska on June 25, causing the company to shorten a voyage and cancel 2 others.

The accident happened because of thick fog during an Alaska sailing. As a result, the liner was forced to skip a port of call and proceed to Juneau AK to assess the damage. According to NCL's statement, on June 25, while transiting toward Hubbard Glacier, the Norwegian Sun had been engulfed in dense fog, limiting visibility and causing the vessel to make contact with a growler (a fragment of ice nearly the size of a grand piano).

NCL cut short a sailing after hitting the growler. The company subsequently canceled its June 30 & July 5 roundtrip Alaska cruises from Seattle (Washington USA) while the Norwegian Sun underwent repairs

Norwegian Sun cruise ship

This is the second time in 2022 that NCL has had to cancel voyages due to collisions with nature. The first one was in March when the Norwegian Escape ship grounded on a channel bed in Dominicana. NCL ultimately canceled 4 voyages while the vessel underwent repairs.

For more Norwegian Sun incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.