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NCL Cancellation Policy: Can I Get a Refund for My Norwegian Cruise?

It's the worst-case scenario: you have a cruise planned, and you're beyond excited for it, but something has come up, and you're unable to go. Can you still cancel? Will you get your money back?

If you're booked with Norwegian, cancellation policy and refund information can be found below, including the windows in which you can cancel and how much of the overall cost you can expect to be returned to you.

NCL: No new cruise cancellations

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings informed travel partners that it has no additional cancellations to announce.

If you believe in the saying "no news is good news", then NCLH's non-announcement should be taken as a good sign.

In a statement to travel advisor partners, NCLH shared, "We committed to sharing additional known suspensions at the end of each month and in August there were no further voyage suspensions to announce. We continue to evaluate the situation and will provide updates as soon as possible."

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NCL Escape Nassau

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Norwegian Cruise Line reports wider-than-expected second quarter loss

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. reported its second quarter earnings with a net loss was $715.2 million, or $2.99 a share, after net income of $240.2 million, or $1.11 a share, in the year-ago period.

Revenue decreased to $16.9 million from $1.66 billion, as passenger ticket revenue declined 98.8% to $13.8 million and onboard and other revenue sank 99.4% to $3.1 million.

Norwegian cancels all cruises through October 2020 because of coronavirus

Norwegian Cruise Line announced on Wednesday it has extended its global cruise suspension through the end of October 2020.

This means it has cancelled all of its cruises on Norwegian Cruise Line, and sister brands Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, until November 1, 2020.

Guests who had cruises booked that are now cancelled are entitled to a few compensation offers:

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678 Ocean Place on NCL's Norwegian Bliss (source: NCL)

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NCL and Royal Caribbean team up for joint health panel task force

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced on Monday a collaboration to create a panel to create COVID-19 protocols.

The "Healthy Sail Panel" has a mission of developing recommendations for cruise lines to advance their public health response to COVID-19, improve safety and prepare to safely resume operations.

The co-chairs of the panel are Gov. Mike Leavitt and Dr. Scott Gottlieb. 

Leavitt is former secretary of the US Department Health and Human Services and Gottlieb is former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration.

Norwegian cancels 2020 Alaska cruise season

Norwegian Cruise Line announced on Tuesday it was cancelling all of its 2020 Alaska cruises.

In an email to travel agents, Norwegian cited both the impact of COVID-19, as well as port restrictions as why it was forced to cancel all of its Alaska cruises.

While we remained hopeful that we would resume our Seattle-based Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Joy Alaska sailings in September 2020, today's suspension includes the following cruises.

Cancelled sailings include:

Norwegian Joy

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