NCL Pearl, latest ship with engine problems. Canceled 07/05 cruise

The Pearl Canceled it's 07-05-19 cruise out of Rome due to engine issues. She is limping back to Rome now from Barcelona.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GETJ8H3dxH4

Another example of why Travel Insurance is worth getting.

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Let’s hope the new and improved engines do better.

Apparently its like the Vista with generation problems.

My first cruise ship. Hope to sail on her again. Been two times so far.

Is she actually liming back to Civitaveccia from Barcelona? The last I heard, she was staying where she is, in Barcelona.

Agree that this situation is a prime example for why always to get travel insurance, and to be willing to go with the flow. The canceled-cruise passengers are getting a full refund plus a 100% future cruise credit. The current-cruise passengers are getting a 50% refund plus a 50% future cruise credit. I would gladly take a travel disruption to get the equivalent of a free, 13-night cruise! (And I would much rather be "stranded" in Barcelona than just about anywhere.)

We'll be on the Pearl November 2020, so I'm watching with some interest.

Since we have to fly everywhere for a cruise, it wouldn't make me a happy cruiser as there are related expenses that are not refunded. Plus, there is a good chance we would already be at the port city when it was cancelled.

Right. That's what travel insurance is for: so that you can get reimbursed for those expenses.

We always get travel insurance.

To claim the insurance must be a bit of a run around?

I wouldn't think it would be that much of one, provided you have documented your expenses/losses.

I have used Travel insurance for the Flue a couple times, just a doctors note, file the claim and got paid. All three times was with CSA travel insurance through Vacations to go. I always get enough Insurance to cover prepaid hotel and rental cars besides the cruise.

I have never used it for a Cruise Line canceled cruise, but I'm sure they will know about the canceled cruise so you should just need receipts of what you paid and were not refunded by the cruise line, air line or hotel.

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