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April 20, 2005

Norwegian Dawn Update

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Norwegian Dawn News Update

April 17, 2005 - Norwegian Cruise Line is pleased to report that Norwegian Dawn left Charleston, South Carolina at 12:30 a.m. last night after completing successful repairs to the two windows that were broken on Saturday morning. U.S. Coast Guard inspected the repairs and the vessel is now on its way to New York.

The company estimates that the ship will arrive at noon on Monday and embarkation will commence at 3 p.m.

Further to the tentative itinerary that was announced 4/16/05 for the voyage commencing 4/18/05 of Norwegian Dawn the company has an important update.

First, please be assured we are doing everything we can to ensure we have three strong ports of call this week to maximize guest satisfaction.

The itinerary currently published, was selected because all three ports on the itinerary (Port Canaveral, Miami and Nassau) are ports where Norwegian Dawn docks rather than anchors. That is important because it provides us with a high level of confidence that no further changes to the itinerary will be necessary. When tendering in Great Stirrup Cay, our private island, the wind does not have to pick up very much for us to have to cancel the call.

We recognize, however, that Great Stirrup Cay is an extremely popular call on this itinerary. Because of the additional distance from Great Stirrup Cay to New York, versus the distance from Nassau to New York, it is not possible to offer a port call in Great Stirrup Cay on Friday April 22nd. The ship has to leave Great Stirrup Cay first thing in the morning in order to meet our scheduled arrival time in New York, leaving no possibility for our guests to spend the day there.

However, one feasible option to provide a full day in the private island is to replace Miami with Great Stirrup Cay. Norwegian Dawn's Captain will implement this change this coming week, in the event that the forecast on Wednesday (when we are in Port Canaveral) is such that we can be reasonably certain that the weather will not prevent us from offering a safe and comfortable tendering operation in the private island.

In the event the weather is in our favor this week, the itinerary will therefore be as follows:

Day - Port - Arrive - Depart
4/18 - Mon New York, NY - 5pm
4/19 - Tue - At Sea
4/20 - Wed - Orlando (Port Canaveral), FL - 11am - 9pm
4/21 - Thu - Great Stirrup Cay - 9am - 6pm
4/22 - Fri - Nassau, Bahamas - 7am - Noon
4/23 - Sat - At Sea
4/24 - Sun - New York, NY - 10am

There is no such thing as 100 percent certainty, but if we wait as long as possible to make the decision we can offer an itinerary with the best possibility of three good port calls including what to many of our guests is the highlight of the cruise - Great Stirrup Cay. Please understand, however, that in the event that the weather looks like the tendering operation in our private island may not be feasible, then we will continue to Miami and complete the itinerary currently announced including, Port Canaveral, Miami and Nassau.

We very much appreciate the patience and understanding of our guests as we plan the schedule for this week that delivers the very best possible itinerary.

Norwegian Dawn News Update

April 16, 2005 - Last night on her return to New York, Norwegian Dawn experienced extremely rough weather. Although the weather had become slightly calmer at daybreak, the ship was hit by a freak wave that caused two windows to break in two different cabins. There was flooding in 62 cabins and four passengers were hurt with cuts and bruises.

The safety and integrity of the ship was in no way compromised by this incident.

Norwegian Dawn has diverted to Charleston, South Carolina to conduct repairs. Passengers whose cabins were flooded are being flown home from Charleston.

Once repairs are complete, the ship will continue to New York. At this time, the company estimates that the ship will arrive around noon on Monday. As things stand now, embarkation will commence at 3 p.m. on Monday. However, the embarkation time will be finalized once the ship has a definitive arrival time so passengers and travel agents should monitor the NCL Web site.

NCL is working to contact all travel agents with guests sailing on the April 17 cruise to inform them of the details.

The tentative schedule is below:

Day - Port - Arrive - Depart
4/18 - Mon - New York, NY - 5pm
4/19 - Tue - At Sea
4/20 - Wed - Orlando (Port Canaveral), FL - 11am - 9pm
4/21 - Thu - Miami, FL - 9am - 6pm
4/22 - Fri - Nassau, Bahamas - 7am - Noon
4/23 - Sat - At Sea
4/24 - Sun - New York, NY - 10am -

In accordance with Norwegian Dawn's Winter Weather Guarantee, guests on the upcoming cruise will receive a $100 per person ($200 maximum per stateroom) onboard credit and additionally, the cruise fare will be prorated by one day, which will be refunded to the passenger's onboard account along with the onboard credit.

The company will provide updates as they become available.

Norwegian Dawn News Update

April 16, 2005 - Last night on her return to New York, Norwegian Dawn experienced extremely rough weather. Although the weather had become slightly calmer at daybreak, the ship was hit by a freak wave that caused two windows to break in two different cabins. There was flooding in 62 cabins and four passengers were hurt with cuts and bruises.

The safety and integrity of the ship was in no way compromised by this incident.

Norwegian Dawn will be diverting to Charleston, South Carolina to conduct repairs. The ship will arrive late on Saturday afternoon. Passengers whose cabins were flooded will be flown home from Charleston.

Once repairs are complete, the ship will continue to New York. At this time, the company is unsure of the exact departure time of Norwegian Dawn from Charleston. The earliest the ship can arrive in New York is Monday morning.

Travel agents with passengers on the April 17th cruise are being contacted to inform them of the delay. In addition, updates will be posted on the Web site.

The company will provide updates as they become available.

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Posted by Denise at April 20, 2005 04:20 PM

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April 20, 2005

Norwegian Dawn Update

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Norwegian Dawn News Update

April 17, 2005 - Norwegian Cruise Line is pleased to report that Norwegian Dawn left Charleston, South Carolina at 12:30 a.m. last night after completing successful repairs to the two windows that were broken on Saturday morning. U.S. Coast Guard inspected the repairs and the vessel is now on its way to New York.

The company estimates that the ship will arrive at noon on Monday and embarkation will commence at 3 p.m.

Further to the tentative itinerary that was announced 4/16/05 for the voyage commencing 4/18/05 of Norwegian Dawn the company has an important update.

First, please be assured we are doing everything we can to ensure we have three strong ports of call this week to maximize guest satisfaction.

The itinerary currently published, was selected because all three ports on the itinerary (Port Canaveral, Miami and Nassau) are ports where Norwegian Dawn docks rather than anchors. That is important because it provides us with a high level of confidence that no further changes to the itinerary will be necessary. When tendering in Great Stirrup Cay, our private island, the wind does not have to pick up very much for us to have to cancel the call.

We recognize, however, that Great Stirrup Cay is an extremely popular call on this itinerary. Because of the additional distance from Great Stirrup Cay to New York, versus the distance from Nassau to New York, it is not possible to offer a port call in Great Stirrup Cay on Friday April 22nd. The ship has to leave Great Stirrup Cay first thing in the morning in order to meet our scheduled arrival time in New York, leaving no possibility for our guests to spend the day there.

However, one feasible option to provide a full day in the private island is to replace Miami with Great Stirrup Cay. Norwegian Dawn's Captain will implement this change this coming week, in the event that the forecast on Wednesday (when we are in Port Canaveral) is such that we can be reasonably certain that the weather will not prevent us from offering a safe and comfortable tendering operation in the private island.

In the event the weather is in our favor this week, the itinerary will therefore be as follows:

Day - Port - Arrive - Depart
4/18 - Mon New York, NY - 5pm
4/19 - Tue - At Sea
4/20 - Wed - Orlando (Port Canaveral), FL - 11am - 9pm
4/21 - Thu - Great Stirrup Cay - 9am - 6pm
4/22 - Fri - Nassau, Bahamas - 7am - Noon
4/23 - Sat - At Sea
4/24 - Sun - New York, NY - 10am

There is no such thing as 100 percent certainty, but if we wait as long as possible to make the decision we can offer an itinerary with the best possibility of three good port calls including what to many of our guests is the highlight of the cruise - Great Stirrup Cay. Please understand, however, that in the event that the weather looks like the tendering operation in our private island may not be feasible, then we will continue to Miami and complete the itinerary currently announced including, Port Canaveral, Miami and Nassau.

We very much appreciate the patience and understanding of our guests as we plan the schedule for this week that delivers the very best possible itinerary.

Norwegian Dawn News Update

April 16, 2005 - Last night on her return to New York, Norwegian Dawn experienced extremely rough weather. Although the weather had become slightly calmer at daybreak, the ship was hit by a freak wave that caused two windows to break in two different cabins. There was flooding in 62 cabins and four passengers were hurt with cuts and bruises.

The safety and integrity of the ship was in no way compromised by this incident.

Norwegian Dawn has diverted to Charleston, South Carolina to conduct repairs. Passengers whose cabins were flooded are being flown home from Charleston.

Once repairs are complete, the ship will continue to New York. At this time, the company estimates that the ship will arrive around noon on Monday. As things stand now, embarkation will commence at 3 p.m. on Monday. However, the embarkation time will be finalized once the ship has a definitive arrival time so passengers and travel agents should monitor the NCL Web site.

NCL is working to contact all travel agents with guests sailing on the April 17 cruise to inform them of the details.

The tentative schedule is below:

Day - Port - Arrive - Depart
4/18 - Mon - New York, NY - 5pm
4/19 - Tue - At Sea
4/20 - Wed - Orlando (Port Canaveral), FL - 11am - 9pm
4/21 - Thu - Miami, FL - 9am - 6pm
4/22 - Fri - Nassau, Bahamas - 7am - Noon
4/23 - Sat - At Sea
4/24 - Sun - New York, NY - 10am -

In accordance with Norwegian Dawn's Winter Weather Guarantee, guests on the upcoming cruise will receive a $100 per person ($200 maximum per stateroom) onboard credit and additionally, the cruise fare will be prorated by one day, which will be refunded to the passenger's onboard account along with the onboard credit.

The company will provide updates as they become available.

Norwegian Dawn News Update

April 16, 2005 - Last night on her return to New York, Norwegian Dawn experienced extremely rough weather. Although the weather had become slightly calmer at daybreak, the ship was hit by a freak wave that caused two windows to break in two different cabins. There was flooding in 62 cabins and four passengers were hurt with cuts and bruises.

The safety and integrity of the ship was in no way compromised by this incident.

Norwegian Dawn will be diverting to Charleston, South Carolina to conduct repairs. The ship will arrive late on Saturday afternoon. Passengers whose cabins were flooded will be flown home from Charleston.

Once repairs are complete, the ship will continue to New York. At this time, the company is unsure of the exact departure time of Norwegian Dawn from Charleston. The earliest the ship can arrive in New York is Monday morning.

Travel agents with passengers on the April 17th cruise are being contacted to inform them of the delay. In addition, updates will be posted on the Web site.

The company will provide updates as they become available.

Press Releases By Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line Alaska Cruise Information
Norwegian Cruise Line Europe Cruise Information
Norwegian Cruise Line Mexican Riviera Cruise Information
Norwegian Cruise Line Hawaii Cruise Sale
Norwegian Cruise Line Holiday Cruises

Posted by Denise at April 20, 2005 04:20 PM

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