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NCL Cancels More Norwegian Spirit Cruises

Once again, Norwegian Cruise Line has reached out to guests booked on Norwegian Spirit letting them know their cruises have been canceled. This time the cruises are as far out as 2025. 

Last month Norwegian Cruise Line canceled nearly all of Norwegian Spirit’s Alaska sailings for 2024 due to a “full ship charter.”

Now, Norwegian Cruise Line has reached out to booked guests on sailings from May 8 through June 2024 to let them know their cruises have been canceled citing a fleet redeployment. 

“As a company, we are committed to providing exceptional vacation experiences, both aboard our ships and by taking our guests to some of the most sought-out destinations around the world. As a result of a fleet redeployment, Norwegian Spirit’s sailings from May 8, 2024, through and including June 17, 2024, have been canceled.”

Four of these sailings were quite unique. They were 12-night sailings from Vancouver to Honolulu then 16-night sailings from Honolulu to Papeete, Tahiti with return sailings back to Honolulu then Vancouver. 

Anyone affected by these cancellations is being refunded 100% of their cruise fare which is being returned to the original form of payment. They also receive a 20% discount as future cruise credit on a Norwegian Spirit booking from June 23, 2023 through April 22, 2024. Lastly, booked guests are offered another 10% discount future cruise credit on any sailing from June 23, 2023 to December 31, 2024. 

Moving past 2024, Norwegian Cruise Line has also canceled all sailings from February 8 through November 23, 2025 aboard Norwegian Spirit—a total of 21 different cruises. 

The 21 cruises were 12- to 15-night sailings scheduled to sail in the Pacific with itineraries in Australia, New Zealand, French Polynesia, and Hawaii.

Guests booked in these cruises will receive similar compensation—100% compensation for cruise fare paid, 20% future cruise credit on Norwegian Spirit sailings from June 23, 2023 through April 22, 2024, and a 10% discount future cruise credit for any sailing from June 23, 2023 through December 31, 2025. 

Other than “fleet redeployment” no details are known for these latest cancellations, and no new itinerary information has been released. 

While the Leo-class ship is the oldest of Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet, she received a massive $100 million refurbishment in 2020. Even though she has no sailings past next April, with this type of recent investment, it is not likely she will be taken out of service or sold but rather that Norwegian Cruise Line will announce new itineraries in a different region in the near future.