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Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Over a Dozen Voyages in 2025 — What to Know



Norwegian Cruise Line is canceling over a dozen cruises 2025. 

The cruise line is nixing multiple voyages throughout next year, Norwegian confirmed to Travel + Leisure on Friday.

“The recent 2025 itinerary cancelations are 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,” a spokesperson for the cruise line told T+L.

The affected itineraries are as follows:

  • 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

The spokesperson also shared with T+L that guests impacted by the cancellations will receive a full refund and a 10% percent discount in the form of a Future Cruise Credit towards any sailing through Dec. 31, 2025.

“In addition, we understand the inconvenience and frustration this disruption may cause affected guests, so we have shared alternative sailings similar to their original booking,” the spokesperson added, encouraging impacted guests to head to contact the company at 1-800-327-7030 for more information.  

In February 2024, NCL also announced it would no longer dock in Venice, Italy, due to restrictions of the waterways. 

“While we have made every effort possible to maintain these calls to Venice, the tender operation and overall experience this provides our guests has fallen short of the standard we aim to deliver,” a spokesperson from NCL told T+L at the time. 

Despite the cancellations, the cruise industry continues to rebound since COVID-19 closures. The industry is expected to grow to 130 million global passengers in 2026, which is up from 73 million global passengers in 2022, according to a 2023 report from the Cruise Lines International Association. 

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