September 26, 2023

NCL cancels Epic sailings for 2025

NCL’s Epic comes in for minor refit in 2025.

Norwegian Cruise Line has canceled multiple sailings on its Norwegian Epic ship, the latest in a string of scrapped voyages for the cruise line.

The line canceled three 2025 cruises so the ship can undergo “a revitalization,” Norwegian said in a letter to guests and travel partners last week, which it shared with USA TODAY.

“In order to complete these enhancements, Norwegian Epic’s sailings on April 15, 2025, April 26, 2025, and May 5, 2025, have been canceled,” Norwegian said. “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”

The line gave impacted passengers full refunds and a 10% discount on another cruise in the form of a future cruise credit. “This credit may be used by and applied towards any of our published sailings through December 31, 2025,” Norwegian said in the letter.

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Anne Vipond is the author of several guidebooks to cruising destinations around the world. She draws on an extensive sailing background to impart her enthusiasm for cruise travel. From her home port of Vancouver, she travels by cruise ship to a wide range of destinations to keep her books current and useful for her cruise readers. Her cruising articles have been published in magazines and newspapers throughout North America and over seas.