Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that the maiden voyage aboard the cruise line’s newest ship, the Norwegian Prima, has been canceled. In a letter to impacted guests, the cruise line cited supply chain challenges as the cause for the cancelation.
The cruise ship was supposed to start sailing on August 17 out of Amsterdam, Netherlands on an eight-night Northern European cruise. The Norwegian Prima is now scheduled to embark on its maiden voyage on September 3 on a a 10-night cruise from Amsterdam to Copenhagen.
Guests who were supposed to sail on the maiden voyage will receive a full refund. Norwegian Cruise Line is also giving them 25% off on a future cruise.
The Norwegian Prima is the first ship in the cruise line’s new “Prima” class. The 142,500 gross ton ship will be able to hold 3,215 passengers at double capacity. Among the new features on the Prima-class ships, the most anticipated is the three-level racetrack, which will be the first at sea.
After the Norwegian Prima starts sailing, it will be in Europe for a short amount of time before crossing the Atlantic on September 23 to begin sailings from the United States.