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Norwegian Cruise Line will temporarily halt cruises until April 11 due to Coronavirus

 Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced it will temporarily suspend its sailings between March 13 and April 11, 2020 due to the spread of Coronavirus.

The halt affects all three brands, including Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises & Regent Cruises.

Norwegian Cruise Line announces 2021 itineraries

Norwegian Cruise Line has released a number of new itineraries for sale select 2021 itineraries on Norwegian Jade, Pearl, Sky, Star and Sun.

New for 2021 is something the cruise line calls "Extraordinary Journeys", which are described as longer, one-of-a-kind port-rich voyages.

Norwegian Spirit finishes $100 million drydock and will sail Greek Isles

Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Spirit just completed a $100 million drydock, as part of the Northwegian Edge fleetwide upgrade program.

The Norwegian Spirit finishes a 43-day dry dock that added  14 new venues, additional and updated staterooms, enhanced public areas and new hull art.

Changes include:

Norwegian Cruise Line cancels all Asia Norwegian Spirit sailings through end of 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line announced it has cancelled all of its Norwegian Spirit sailings in Asia through December 7, 2020 due to coronavirus concerns.

The Norwegian Spirit was scheduled to offering cruises from Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo in 2020, as part of her Asian cruise season.

In addition to airfare change fees, the cruise line is offering a full refund of cruise fares paid, along with a future cruise credit worth 10 percent as compensation for new cruises booked in the next 45 days.

NCL has not announced where the ship will sail from instead.

Norwegian Cruise Line increases Room Service Fee

Norwegian Cruise Line has updated its website to indicate the convenience charge for room service orders has increased to $9.95 per order.

The previous convenience charge was at $7.95.

Norwegian Cruise Line previews new exclusive beach area at private island in the Bahamas

Norwegian Cruise Line announced "Silver Cove", which is a new exclusive oceanfront rest-style destination at Great Stirrup Cay private island.

Great Stirrup Cay is undergoing a number of enhancements across the 270-acre island in The Bahamas. During Norwegian Encore’s inaugural call to Great Stirrup Cay, guests discovered the new oceanfront lagoon area including private beach access, 38 beachfront villas, a Mandara Spa as well as a new Moet Bar and the Silver Cove Restaurant and Bar.

Norwegian Spirit to undergo 40-day dry dock

Norwegian Cruise line announced a 40-day dry dock for the Norwegian Spirit cruise ship.

The long dry-dock will add new hull artwork, as well as 14 new venues. At a cost of over $100 million, the ship will begin the upgrade at the dry dock facility in Marseille, France on January 2, 2020. 

Here is a list of what they are adding/changing:

Kelly Clarkson wants to know if you will cruise with her

Singer Kelly Clarkson sent an email to her mailing list to ask her fans if they would want to go on a cruise with her.

An email sent to Kelly's mailing list subscribers contains a message from the singer in which she says, "Hey everybody! In case y'all didn’t know, I recently became the Godmother to Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, Encore, and I'm super-excited about it!"

Norwegian Cruise Line expands extra-cost Priority Access across its fleet

After testing a new extra-cost Priority Access program, Norwegian Cruise Line has expanded it to all ships in its fleet.

The Priority Access program offers guests access to certain enhanced benefits, such as:

Passengers on cruise ship hold protests and demand refunds due to missed port calls

Some passengers on the Norwegian Spirit are actively protesting the cruise line and demanding refunds after itinerary changes were made due to refunds.

A large number of guests aboard 14-night sailing gathered in the atrium to protest the itinerary changes due to poor weather conditions.

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