After the Norwegian Escape got stuck on a channel bed leaving the Dominican Republic, the ship has cut short its current sailing and canceled its next voyage to do repairs.
On March 16, the Escape got stuck as it was departing Puerto Plata. By early morning the next day, the 4,226-passenger ship had been freed from the channel bed and returned to the dock at Puerto Plata.
“While there is minor damage to the ship’s hull, all guests and crew are safe,” read a statement from Norwegian Cruise Line. All passengers are disembarking at Puerto Plata and will be flown home, the line said, and repairs will be made to the ship.
The March 19 departure from Florida’s Port Canaveral has been canceled.
The Norwegian Escape is sailing seven-day Caribbean cruises calling in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.
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