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Passengers caught at sea after Norwegian cancels cruise mid-voyage

Passengers aboard a Norwegian cruise ship are caught at sea this week after the cruise line determined to cancel the cruise mid-voyage attributable to COVID-19 issues.

Aimee Focaraccio, who boarded a 10-day cruise on the Norwegian Gem from New York, informed USA Today that she was notified on Thursday that the cruise could be canceled attributable to points associated to COVID-19, however was not supplied an early return date.

“We will arrive as per schedule on the nineteenth within the morning,” cruise ship personnel reportedly stated, in line with a recording Focaraccio supplied the information outlet.

Focaraccio detailed that after the ship made a cease in St. Maarten on Friday, it might not be making every other stops at ports or islands.

“I actually can’t think about 4 extra sea days again to again with out a lot to do,” she informed USA Today.

She additionally added that earlier on Friday the ship made the choice to forego port calls in Grand Turk, St. Thomas and Tortola previous to its arrival in St. Maarten and earlier than the choice was made to cancel the rest of the stops.

Norwegian Cruise Line’s senior vp of branding and communication Christine Da Silva informed USA Today that the Norwegian Gem was scheduled to return to New York “shortly”, with out offering a particular date.

“As we proceed to navigate the fluid public well being setting, whereas specializing in delivering a secure expertise for all on board, right this moment, we made the tough determination to cancel Norwegian Gem’s present Caribbean crusing, attributable to COVID-related circumstances,” Da Silva reportedly stated.  

Despite the cruise line’s assertion that “COVID-related circumstances” have been the rationale for canceling crusing, Focaraccio informed USA Today that she was not made conscious of coronavirus instances on the ship.

All passengers on the Norwegian Gem have been reportedly given a full refund or cruise credit score and an extra cruise credit score equal to 50% of the present journey fare for to be utilized to a future cruise by May 2023.

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