NCL Cancellations: No Cruises on Five Ships


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Norwegian Cruise Line just announced the cancellation of sailings on Dawn, Escape, Getaway, Joy, and Pearl for the rest of January 2022. These NCL cancellations are bound to remind people of the industry wide shut down in early 2020 and it’s not difficult to understand why. The news has been full of unfairly dramatic headlines and stories that paint the cruise industry as unsafe.

Make that six ships including Breakaway sailings on January 16 and 23.

Statement NCL: Cancellations For January, 2022

Today, as a result of COVID-related circumstances, we decided to cancel the following sailings:

  • Dawn
    • January 13, 2022
    • January 18, 2022
  • Escape
    • January 15, 2022
    • January 22, 2022
  • Getaway
    • January 14, 2022
    • January 19, 2022
  • Joy
    • January 15, 2022
    • January 22, 2022
  • Pearl
    • January 17, 2022

According to the statement, the NCL cancellations are specifically due to Covid although there could be any number of related issues such as staffing shortages due to crew members testing positive or a higher rate of infection among guests. At this point there is no word on what the specific reason is.

Dawn among NCL cancelations
NCL Cancellations include January sailings on Norwegian Dawn

Guests impacted by this instance of ncl cancellations will automatically receive a full refund to the original form of payment provided for the current reservation. Refunds will be processed within five business days and returned within seven to ten business days from the processed date. If your most current reservation was paid with an FCC, the full value of the FCC will be reapplied to your Latitudes account.

Guests who had flights secured through Norwegian will receive new flight schedules by email within 24 hours. If flights were made independently (direct with the airlines or through an online service such as Expedia) should contact the airline directly to arrange new flights and work with their travel insurance provider for reimbursement options.

Guests who choose their next Norwegian Cruise may qualify for 20% off discount which can be used with any promotion available at the time of new reservation. To qualify for the discount, guests must book their next NCL cruise between January 18, 2022 and January 18, 2023 (for Breakaway cancellation it’s 1/20/22 – 1/20/23) for any sailing through May 31, 2023. The discount will be automatically added to the guests Latitudes account and be available as of January 18, 2022 (for Breakaway 1/20/22) to receive the 20% discount.

Key Dates

  • January 18, 2022: 20% OFF discount available for use
  • January 18, 2022 – January 18, 2023: 20% Off discount can be used to make a booking
  • January 20, 2022 – January 20, 2023 (For Breakaway cancellations): 20% Off discount used to make a booking
  • May 31, 2023: 20% OFF discount can be applied towards any sailing through this date