Renovations of Norwegian Sun Cruise Ship While at Sea Leaves Passengers Feeling Ripped Off

If you were scheduling a cruise vacation with Norwegian Cruise Line, would you book the ticket knowing that extensive repairs were going to be made to the ship while you were at sea? That areas of the ship would be closed or cordoned off? That activities might be suspended? That the sounds and sights of construction crews working would interrupt what should be a relaxing vacation? Probably not. Just last month, Norwegian Sun set sail from Miami to Los Angeles through the Panama Canal — a two week cruise that featured “chemicals, jackhammers, closed sections of the ship, smelly odors and 500 irate passengers having a face to face session with the ship’s captain. Why would Norwegian schedule massive renovation while at sea and not put the ship in dry dock? Well, probably because of the financial set back. A ship that isn’t sailing isn’t making money. With a 1,936 passenger ship like the Sun at sea, that means well over a million dollars in revenue…

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