Norwegian Cruise Line is modifying the March 3 and March 10 itineraries of its Hawaii-based ship, the Pride of America, a cruise line representative tells Travel Agent. According to the line, the ship must undergo an unscheduled technical dry dock enhancement due to regulatory compliance requirements. Each itinerary will be shortened from a seven-day to a six-day cruise.
“The necessary maintenance that will be conducted during this dry dock will in no way impact the safe operation of the vessel during the scheduled cruises,” the cruise line said in a statement provided to Travel Agent. Norwegian Cruise Line said it will provide accommodations for all guests at local Honolulu hotels for one evening, as well as transportation to and from the pier.
All guests scheduled on the affected sailings can choose from either a 25 percent future cruise credit or a refund for one day’s cruise fare.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America sails a schedule of seven-day Hawaii cruises roundtrip from Honolulu. Itineraries call at four Hawaiian islands, with ports of call including Kahului (Maui), Hilo (Hawaii), Kona (Hawaii) and Nawilili (Kauai). 11-day cruisetour packages also add a four-day land-based extension in Oahu.
The Pride of America has a capacity of 2,186 guests based on double occupancy, and offers travelers more than 15 restaurants and 12 bars and lounges,