Miami – March 30, 2007 — Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today announced that Norwegian Dawn will be entering a previously unscheduled dry dock on May 29 to conduct necessary repairs on a thrust bearing in the ship’s ABB-manufactured azipod propulsion system. During routine inspections, Norwegian Dawn’s engineers identified localized wear in the thrust bearing and in the last few weeks, Norwegian Dawn’s itinerary has been changed to reduce speed to limit further wear on the bearing until NCL could schedule the dry dock. This issue has affected only the speed of the vessel and has no impact on the safe operation of the ship.
As a result of the unexpected dry dock, NCL is cancelling two upcoming Norwegian Dawn sailings on May 26 and June 2, 2007. Based on the early scheduling of the dry dock, NCL does not anticipate any further itinerary changes to the ship’s itineraries between April 11 and May 26 prior to the dry dock.
NCL is extending a full refund and a 25 percent future cruise credit to guests currently booked and deposited on Norwegian Dawn’s May 26 or June 2 sailings. In addition, these guests will receive special incentive offers for a range of other NCL sailings. Guests who want to rebook their reservation for an alternate cruise should contact NCL at 866-234-5613.
A two-night Memorial Day weekend cruise has been added to Norwegian Dawn’s schedule prior to entering dry dock. The cruise will depart on Saturday, May 26 round trip from New York. The special Memorial Day weekend cruise will go on sale on Wednesday, April 4. Following the cruise, Norwegian Dawn will sail to Boston where she will enter dry dock for the necessary repairs. The ship will resume its scheduled itinerary on June 9, 2007.
The company sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this change and would like to thank our guests and travel partners for their patience and understanding.
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