A Norwegian Cruise Line ship on the way to Alaska hit an iceberg
leading to the cancellation of the remainder of the cruise.
The ship, called Norwegian Sun, hit a small iceberg while transiting to Hubbard Glacier on Saturday, June 25. The cruise ship was then rerouted to Juneau for inspection.
Norwegian Cruise Line informed guests onboard that the current voyage has now been cancelled. The ship’s captain announced on Monday while the vessel was docked in Juneau, Alaska.
“On June 25, 2022, while transiting to Hubbard Glacier in Alaska, Norwegian Sun was engulfed by dense fog, limiting visibility and resulting in the ship making contact with a growler,” a Norwegian Cruise spokesperson told Cruise Hive.
It was reported that the ship has since departed the dock in Juneau and will sail directly back home to Seattle, Washington, at reduced speed and is expected to arrive on Thursday morning.
I've been on a cruise like this up to Glacier Bay, and even though
I am not a fan of cruises, it was fairly spectacular.
We went in the middle of April, and the weather was spectacular the whole trip. It only rained one day, and the rest of the time it was in the mid 50's-60's and clear. The boat we were on wasn't as big as this one - maybe that's why I enjoyed it as much as I did.