(4:21 p.m. EDT) — Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America, the only mainstream cruise ship to regularly circumnavigate the Hawaiian isles, is being delayed a day after an extensive dry dock.
The ship was due to leave San Francisco on March 15. Instead, Pride of America will leave on March 16, with embarkation beginning at 3 p.m. The delay is occurring because adverse weather conditions took place in San Francisco during the scheduled dry dock, the cruise line said.
In a letter to passengers shared on Cruise Critic, Norwegian said that travelers would receive the following as compensation: a refund of one day of their cruise fare, including service charges; a 25 percent future cruise credit; up to $300 covered in airline change fees; cancellation without penalty; and reimbursement of hotel extension charges.
In addition, the line noted that Mandara Spa will remain closed, with final work to be completed on certain decks during the ship’s cruise from San Francisco; select spa services will be offered during the trip.
The Pride of America refurbishment is the U.S.-flagged ship’s first major refresh since it launched in 2005. All of the restaurants will be redecorated, the Mandara Spa will be revamped, a new wedding chapel will be added and suites and staterooms will get new bedding, televisions, and furniture.