Norwegian Cruise Line cancels sailings on 8 ships, including some in April amid COVID-19 surge

Morgan Hines
USA TODAY
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Norwegian Cruise Line canceled cruises on several of its ships Wednesday as COVID-19 continues to surge with the emergence of the omicron variant.

"Our first priority is the health and safety of our guests, crew and the communities we visit," Norwegian said in a statement, noting that the cancellations and sailing modifications have been made "due to ongoing travel restrictions."

The cruise line canceled sailings on eight ships including:

  • Norwegian Getaway's Jan. 5 cruise.
  • Norwegian Pearl cruises embarking through  Jan. 14.
  • Norwegian Sky cruises embarking Feb. 25.
  • Pride of America cruises embarking through Feb. 26.
  • Norwegian Jade cruises embarking through March 3.
  • Norwegian Star cruises embarking through March 19.
  • Norwegian Sun cruises embarking through April 19.
  • Norwegian Spirit cruises embarking through April 23.

All passengers booked on any of the canceled sailings will receive an automatic refund and an additional "Future Cruise Certificate" valid for a cruise in the future. 

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The cancellations came on the heels of Norwegian's announcement that its Jan. 3 sailing of the Norwegian Pearl would end early due to "COVID related circumstances."

"The ship, which was scheduled to sail a Panama Canal itinerary roundtrip from Miami from Jan. 3, 2022 through Jan. 14, 2022, will now be returning to Miami to conclude her voyage on Jan. 6, 2022," Norwegian said Tuesday. 

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