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Norwegian Cruise Line Now Planning to Relaunch Cruises on May 15

Norwegian Cruise Line is slightly pushing back their date for when they plan on relaunching cruises on their cruise ships.

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Earlier today, Norwegian Cruise Line announced that they will now relaunch cruise operations on May 15, 2020, a four day extension of their current shutdown.

Guests who were booked on suspended cruises will automatically receive a 125% or 150% refund of their cruise fare in the form of a Future Cruise Credit which can be applied towards any Norwegian Cruise Line voyage from October 1, 2020 through December 31, 2022.

Guests who prefer to not take advantage of a future cruise credit can elect to receive a lesser refund to the original form of payment 90 days after submitting. Refund requests must be submitted by April 27, 2020 for all suspended sailings.

Future Cruise Credits have all been applied for all cancelled sailings; except for those cruises that were scheduled to embark between May 11 – May 14, 2020 which will be applied to accounts by April 17, 2020.

The future cruise credit as as follows:

  • Embarkation dates March 13 to March 17: 150% of cruise fare
  • Embarkation dates March 18 to May 14: 125% of cruise fare

Norwegian Cruise Line is also giving an additional 20% discount when you book by April 27, 2020 using your Future Cruise Credit on cruises embarking October 1, 2020 – December 31, 2022. The discount will be automatically applied when you make your reservation, including when you book online.

Please note that if your suspended sailing was scheduled to embark:

  • Between April 12 – May 10, 2020, you will be able to request your refund through the below form starting April 13, 2020.
  • Between May 11 – May 14, 2020, you will be able to request your refund through the below form starting April 20, 2020.

The refund form can be accessed here.

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