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February 03, 2010

Olympic Ship Charter Cancelled



February 2, 2010. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

It is with regret that Newwest Special Projects LP is announcing the cancellation
of its charter of the Norwegian Star. The cancellation includes the pre cruise,
scheduled for 6-10 February from LA to Vancouver, the post cruise, scheduled
for 2-6 March from Vancouver to LA and the Vancouver stay for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

We sincerely apologize to the guests who have booked with us for this
inconvenience. Newwest will be issuing refunds. Guests who have booked should contact us at 877.254.2010 or 780.450.1555.

How many staterooms were available on board the ship?
1108 staterooms were for sale, including the pre, post and Vancouver portion of the charter.

Will Newwest issue a refund for passengers?
Yes, Newwest will refund money to passengers in a timely manner. Passengers who had booked with us should contact our Edmonton office at 877.254.2010 or

Will Newwest assist guests? in finding alternative accommodations?
Yes, we will make every effort to assist in finding alternative accommodations for guests attending the Olympics.

Why did Newwest cancel the charter?
Newwest made the decision to cancel the charter due to slower than expected sales.


Norwegian Cruise Line had these comments:

"Norwegian Cruise Line was notified today, February 2, 2010, that Newwest Special Projects Limited Partnership has cancelled its agreement with the cruise line for Norwegian Star to be based in Vancouver from February 6 through March 6 for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Newwest cited the reason for cancelling their charter as a lack of funding due to poor sales.

The cancellation covers the full 28-day charter, including a four-day sailing from Los Angeles to Vancouver on February 6 and a four-day cruise from Vancouver to Los Angeles on March 2.

As the ship was chartered to Newwest for the entire 28 days, Newwest customers should contact them directly at 877-254-2010 or 780-450-1555 for further information. The statement issued by Newwest Special Projects is listed below if you have any further Q&A."

Posted by Denise at February 3, 2010 01:33 PM

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