Celebrations International Travel Blog

News of Slight Cruise Delay Shouldn’t Deter Travelers

Posted on: December 6, 2010

Norwegian Cruise Line confirms that a crane accident in a Boston shipyard yesterday delayed the final repairs on the Norwegian Jewel.  The ship will arrive in New York today for its next scheduled cruise (one day later than planned), and NCL will cut this voyage one day short (six nights, not seven), calling in Port Canaveral Wednesday and Great Stirrup Cay Thursday. Passengers will receive a $100 onboard credit per cabin and a refund of one-seventh of the cruise fare paid.

Prior to seeing the announcement this morning, I was watching The Today Show, and a couple in the crowd told Al Roker that they were supposed to be in the Caribbean.  They went on to explain that their “ship is in drydock or something” and so they’re stuck in New York. 

First of all, personally I think getting to visit The Today Show in person and meeting Al Roker is a plus for anyone!  Al Roker playfully asked what cruise line they were sailing with, then good-naturedly called out for NCL to take care of these folks and get them on a cruise. 

The Norwegian Jewel is scheduled to depart New York on this delay cruise today, and we hope everyone has a great time.  On the heels of the Carnival Splendor’s recent woes, I hope press coverage such as this won’t cause travelers to hesitate about enjoying all that cruise vacations have to offer.

Celebrations International Travel - NCL Freestyle Certified

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

About Us


This is blog based on the experiences and interests of travel agency owners Adrienne and Agni Mitra. Through our blog entries, we will share our travel experience and expertise. We will also have other entries of interest to inspire your travels.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9 other followers

Celebrations on Twitter

Categories

Blog Stats

  • 13,713 hits
%d bloggers like this: