In another development from yesterday’s Cruise Hive reportNorwegian Cruise Line has announced the cancellation of all calls to Valdez, Alaska, this season.
The city of Valdez has now confirmed that the first call stop on June 15, extends to all remaining routes and ports. The spirit of Norway for the 2023 season.
The canceled calls include several dates in June, July, and August 2023. Some cruises still have calls scheduled to port, but these are fewer than the number of scheduled calls. The spirit of Norway.
Change of Travel
Norwegian Cruise Line has removed Valdez from Alaska for all of its remaining Alaska cruises this summer for undisclosed reasons. This follows earlier reports of a phone call scheduled for today, June 15, being put on hold.
The city government announced yesterday, June 14, that it was informed of the canceled flights.
The announcement reads: “The City of Valdez is deeply saddened to announce the suspension of all Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) calls to Valdez, Alaska, for the remainder of the 2023 season.”
“The City understands and shares the frustration that may result from the cancellation. We sincerely apologize to passengers and all those who eagerly await the arrival of an NCL cruise ship in our beautiful port. The City of Valdez remains committed to supporting tourism and promoting the growth of our economy.”
The The spirit of Norway Port calls are scheduled for the following dates: June 15, June 27, June 29, July 11, July 13, July 25, July 27, August 8, August 10, August 22, and August 24.
The announcement means the cancellation of 11 phone calls to Valdez and a significant financial impact for many of the city’s tour operators and store owners.
75,390 tonnes and 2,018 visitors The spirit of Norway are running several seven- and 14-day cruises to Alaska from Vancouver and Seward.
While the city of Valdez may be committed to supporting tourism and the local economy, local businesses and services will feel left out. calling at ports with an intermediate train.
“We will work closely with Norwegian Cruise Line to explore other opportunities and future partnerships. The Port of Valdez continues to be an exciting destination, and we are working hard to create exciting new cruises that will continue to showcase the natural beauty and unique experiences our city has to offer.” the city said.
The city and Norwegian Cruise Line have not commented on any restrictions on the phone calls.
Continued Trips to Valdez
Although it is The spirit of NorwayIn its absence, some cruise lines continue to call at Valdez. Ships like Viking Cruises’ Viking OrionSilversea Silver WhisperHolland America Line’s MS North Damand Windstar Tours‘ Star Breeze plans to make a stop in town this summer.
These visits, however, are limited compared to calls The spirit of Norway he had planned the season.