Citing supply chain issues, Norwegian Cruise Line has been forced to cancel the first scheduled sailing of its brand new ship, Norwegian Prima. The first sailing had been set to depart on August 17 from Amsterdam. According to a NCL spokespeson, there are no further changes to the inaugural season at this time.
The news was conveyed to affected guests via email.
“We value your loyalty and always aspire to provide you and your loved ones with the experience of a lifetime,” the letter reads. “That is why we are so sorry to inform you that as a result of supply chain challenges, we are forced to cancel Norwegian Prima’s August 17, 2022 sailing…”
Everyone with canceled bookings will receive a full refund automatically returned to the original form of payment. If the payment was made via a Future Cruise Credit, 100% of the FCC used will be re-applied to each guest’s Latitude account. This credit will be available for use starting May 2 and will be good through May 2, 2023, for any sailing through December 31, 2023.
NCL will also provide a reimbursement of up to $300 for change fees for air purchased independently.