Norwegian Cruise Line cancels more than a dozen upcoming cruises

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Norwegian Cruise Line has canceled more than a dozen cruises for 2025.

A spokesperson from the cruise line told Nexstar's WFLA that the cancelations were "a result of varied events including the ongoing situation in the Red Sea and Israel, modified dry dock schedules for ship enhancements, a full ship charter, and lastly, to accommodate the demand for shorter close-to-home voyages to the Bahamas."

The canceled cruises include:

Norwegian Epic - Feb. 20, 2025, Nov. 1, 2025, Nov. 11, 2025 Norwegian Jade - Mar. 4, 2025, Mar. 13, 2025, Mar. 24, 2025 Norwegian Pearl - Apr. 19, 2025, May 5, 2025, May 16, 2025, Oct. 15, 2025 Norwegian Sky - May 27, 2025, Jun. 5, 2025 Norwegian Spirit - Jan. 1, 2025, May 17, 2025 Norwegian Star - May 18, 2025, May 29, 2025, Jun. 9, 2025, Norwegian Viva - May 27, 2025, Sep. 20, 2025, Sep. 29, 2025

According to Cruise Industry News, the canceled cruises were set to visit the Western and Eastern Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Adriatic Sea, the Middle East, the Red Sea, Asia and Northern Europe.

The February Norwegian Epic sailing was set to depart from Port Canaveral. Norwegian's website shows a new sailing on the Epic is scheduled for Feb. 15 to Feb. 22, 2025.

“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. While we try to maintain original itineraries as much as possible, at times modifications are made to optimize the itinerary, enhance the guest experience or accommodate certain circumstances," a spokesperson said.

Norwegian Cruise Line said affected passengers will receive a full refund and a 10 percent discount that can be used on any sailing through Dec. 31, 2025.

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