MIAMI -- Norwegian
Cruise Line (NCL) shifted the Norwegian Sun to Houston, where it
will conduct seven-day cruises through early January; the ship will
then relocate to Miami for seven-day eastern and western Caribbean
The ship originally
was scheduled to sail out of New Orleans beginning Oct.
The Suns Panama Canal
cruise, departing Los Angeles Sept. 30, will now end in Houston on
Oct. 16. The ship will stay in Houston through Jan. 8, sailing a
slightly amended itinerary that calls in Playa Del Carmen and
Cozumel, Mexico; Belize; and Roatan, Honduras. It then repositions
to Miami to sail one four-day cruise Jan. 17 before beginning
seven-day service through April 16.
NCL said passengers
booked on the Norwegian Sun beginning in January can choose an
itinerary out of Miami or transfer to the Norwegian Dream, which is
to replace the Norwegian Sea in Houston (the Sea has transferred to
NCLs sister line, Star Cruises).
Passengers who elect
to sail on one of the Suns revised sailings will receive a $50
per-person onboard credit. Passengers who decide not to sail need
to inform NCL by Sept. 30 in order to receive a refund. Travel
agent commissions will be protected for cancellations of bookings
fully paid or that are within final payment as of Sept.
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