Monday, April 27, 2009

NCL Withdraws Norwegian Sun from Alaska in 2010

Citing low rates and high costs resulting from the 2006 citizens ballot initiative, Norwegian Cruise Line is withdrawing another ship, Norwegian Sun, from the Alaskan market in 2010.

Norwegian Sun had been scheduled in 2010 to sail one way voyages in the summer between Vancouver and Whittier, so not only is Alaska losing more than 1,900 passengers a week, but so is Vancouver.

Norwegian Sun will instead be deployed to Europe in the summer of 2010 to operate a previously announced program that was to be operated by the larger (by about 400 passengers) Norwegian Jewel. Norwegian Jewel will be homeported in New York for a new summer series to the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

Details were in the April 27 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Last updated April 27, 8:54pm