Popular location on Norwegian cruise ship not available due to charter
Guests aboard the October 30 departure from Norwegian happiness will not be able to access one of the exclusive spaces on the ship, as it has been reserved for a charter group.
Affected customers have been advised that their prepaid reservations for Vibe have been canceled and refunds will be processed.
Charter space – but not the whole ship
In an email sent to customers with prepaid reservations for the space, Norwegian Cruise Line announced that Vibe, the private onboard “beach club” Norwegian happinesswill not be available for the October 30, 2022 cruise.
“Due to a group charter, Vibe will not be available on your navigation”, the email read.
No further explanation was given for the cancellation, but it should be noted that the entire vessel is not chartered for designated sailing and passenger bookings are not otherwise affected.
It is likely that the charter group will use the space for a variety of events during the cruise or simply reserve the space for group members to use as a special benefit.
Vibe reservations can cost $99 or more for a day pass or $200 and more for a full cruise pass, depending on cruise length. The cost to Vibe also depends on the cruise ship’s route, with crossings to colder northern regions costing less than crossings to warmer tropical destinations.
For Vibe cancellations on October 30, full refunds will automatically be processed to customers’ original payment method, and no further action is necessary.
To compensate for the disappointment and rebookings, affected passengers are also offered a $50 non-refundable onboard credit per stateroom, which can be used for other onboard expenses. However, if guests do not use this $50, they will not receive the remaining funds.
“Thank you for your understanding and for trusting us for your well-deserved vacation. As always, we are at your service and will do everything we can to ensure that you have a wonderful vacation aboard Norwegian Bliss. the email concluded.
Norwegian happinessThe October 30 cruise is a 7-night round-trip trip to the Mexican Riviera departing from Los Angeles (Long Beach), California, visiting Cape San LucasPuerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Ensenada.
Vibe is an exclusive adults-only (18+) space available on select Norwegian Cruise Line ships.
The hugely popular space is available on the line’s Breakaway Class ships: Happiness, Break away, Bis, Escape, Go awayand Joy. Vibe Beach Club also features prominently on Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, norwegian primaand will be on the next Prima-class sister ships, Viva Norwegian and future ships still unknown.
Located on a higher level deck – Deck 19 on Breakaway Class ships and Deck 17 on slightly smaller Prima Class ships – Vibe Beach Club is a luxurious, sunny getaway with unlimited ocean views.
Oversized lounge chairs, private cabanas, secluded hot tubs, conversation seating, a dedicated full-service bar, and decadent touches like chilled towels and fruit skewers make Vibe Beach Club an inviting and relaxing space. Vibe is also significantly quieter than the main pool areas, as there are no public activities, contests, or parties held in the space.
The exact details, layout and facilities of each Vibe vary by ship.
Guests considering Vibe should note that the space isn’t open 24 hours a day, and drink purchases aren’t included in the pass price. The Vibe Bar, however, honors the cruise line’s ultimate beverage package.
Passes to Vibe are limited on each ship to avoid overcrowding and ensure a calm and indulgent atmosphere. Guests can buy passes before setting sail or try to secure them once on board, but due to capacity limits bookings sell out very quickly.