NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line cancels Alaskan voyages (Spirit) and European voyages (Epic) in 2024

   May 25, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Following NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line's cancellation of the 2024 Alaska schedule for Norwegian Spirit, the company has now announced the cancellation of a series of sailings on another ship.

Norwegian Spirit's cancellations included a total of 12x 7-day Alaskan voyages out of Vancouver BC Canada and Seward AK, with pre-scheduled departures between July 3rd and September 18th (2024).

In an email sent to booked guests and travel agents, NCL stated that due to a fleet redeployment, all sailings of Norwegian Epic from December 1st, 2023, to April 9th, 2024, have been canceled.

NCL has not disclosed the alternative destination for Epic, unlike the case with Spirit, which had her Alaska sailings canceled due to "a full ship charter".

Totaling 11 sailings, Epic's canceled voyages are 10- to 14-night-long and in Europe (Mediterranean and Canaries) departing from ports Civitavecchia-Rome, Haifa, Trieste-Venice, and Lisbon. All affected reservations will receive a full refund automatically, which will be processed within 30 business days. Those who used a future cruise credit for their booking will have the full credit value returned to their account within 10 days.

Additionally, all affected passengers will receive a 20% future cruise credit, applicable to any European sailing available for booking until April 30th, 2024. This credit will be accessible from June 1st, 2023. Furthermore, passengers will also receive an additional 10% future cruise credit, valid for any voyage until December 31st, 2024. This credit will also be available for use starting June 1st. Note that the 20% and 10% future cruise credits cannot be combined.

Norwegian Epic is currently set to resume Mediterranean cruises from April 19th, 2024, with a 10-night Greek Isles voyage roundtrip from Civitavecchia. The ship will continue operating in the Mediterranean until early November 2024, after which it will be redeployed to Port Canaveral/Orlando (Florida) for the winter season (