Norwegian Dawn, on a seven-night cruise from Boston, temporarily lost power and ran aground on May 19, 2015 at approximately 5 p.m. EST departing from King’s Wharf, Bermuda. Initially, the ship’s propulsion was affected. All crew and passengers were never in danger and everyone enjoyed full amenities onboard the ship.
In an official press release from Norwegian, the cruise line said the following:
On Wednesday, May 20, a thorough assessment of Norwegian Dawn was completed by Norwegian’s technical operations team, an independent dive team, and DNVGL inspectors, representing the ship’s classification society, while the ship was alongside in Heritage Wharf, Bermuda. The team confirmed the structural integrity of the ship and the technical issue which caused the steering malfunction was identified and corrected. The ship was cleared to depart Bermuda 2:30 pm on Wednesday and resumed sailing to Boston. She is expected to arrive on Friday as scheduled. Norwegian Dawn’s next voyage will depart as scheduled on May 22.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and greatly appreciate our guests’ understanding. All guests sailing on the current voyage will receive a future cruise credit of 15% of their cruise fare to use towards a future Norwegian cruise.