PortandTerminal.com, October 11, 2019
“Refund! Refund! Refund!” was the refrain among passengers gathered in the atrium of Norwegian Spirit cruise ship earlier this week after operators cancelled another port of call on the voyage’s two-week European itinerary.
Passengers onboard a luxury cruise ship to the Norwegian fjords staged an onboard rebellion as the ship missed out key stops.
Video, shared by social media user shows passengers holding up placards spelling out “we want refunds” and chanting.
The port calls were cancelled for the passengers own safety. Norwegian Cruise Line released a statement about the sailing, saying, “Unfortunately, Norwegian Spirit’s itinerary was impacted by severe weather conditions. While nine ports of call were originally planned for the voyage, the revised itinerary allowed the ship to call on eight ports. We are very sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment our guests experienced.”
We are very sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment our guests experienced. As such, we made the decision to offer a 25 per cent future cruise credit.Norwegian Cruise Lines
“We understand that it is disheartening when we are unable to call to ports that our guests have been looking forward to visiting. However, we ask for their patience, cooperation and understanding. We do the very most we can to call to ports whenever it is safe to do so” Norwegian went on to say.
The 2,000 passengers on the Norwegian Spirit vessel, run by US-based Norwegian Cruise Line, were on the “Mystical Fjords” tour, with planned stops in Le Havre, Amsterdam, Norway and Reykjavik.
The ship left Southampton on 27 September but did not dock in Le Havre and Amsterdam due to high winds.
Earlier this month we reported on a story about two cruise ship crew members jumping overboard in Quebec, Canada (wearing lifevests). Listening to the snowflake passengers chanting on the Norwegian vessel, it is a minor miracle that the crew of the Norwegian cruise ship didn’t collectively follow suit and all hop overboard as well. We would have, lifevest or not. A helpful hint to other cruise ship passengers, the ocean is a dangerous and unpredictable place. Perhaps you might want to consider a trip to Disney instead?
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