The gash on the side of Epic can still be seen, but cruise passengers will soon set sail on the vessel. Unfortunately, their voyage has been cut short to 5 days.
Last week, a series of mechanical issues during the last voyage of the ship forced NCL Epic to divert to Puerto Rico. There she crashed into 2 mooring points, causing gashes on the starboard hull (above waterline).
Norwegian Cruise Line said that the mechanical issues had not caused the crash and there was only superficial damage, that did not affect the safe operation of the cruise ship.
The cruise line is offering compensation to travelers leaving today, including full and partial refunds on the trip.
For other Norwegian Epic accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.