After the Norwegian Epic finally arrived in San Juan (after it experienced partial power loss causing NCL to cancel ports of call in Tortola and St. Thomas yesterday) reportedly via tugs on the starboard side, the NCL ship struck a pier in port and collapsed a portion of the dock.
TweetsWithTito videotaped the Norwegian Epic striking the dock.
— TweetsWithTito (@dunard2) February 12, 2019
The accident reminds me of an incident when the Celebrity Infinity crashed into a dock in Ketchikan, Alaska in June of 2016, or perhaps when the MSC Amonia struck a small dock in Roatan last year.
Perhaps some cruise guests will say that this was an appropriate end to a disappointing cruise.
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Video credit: TweetsWith Tito via Twitter
Update: It appears that NCL is reportedly offering a pittance to the guests, only a 50% credit on a future cruise, and no refund of any kind. As one cruise passenger posted on Twitter:
@CruiseNorwegian this is my first cruise and it’s so disappointing. We lose power, limp along at sea, then crash into the pier in San Juan? And then have guest services tell me “oh well you get 50% off your next cruise”…..no thanks #NCLEpic #failedcruise #norwegian #Epic
— Ｒｏｂｂｉ Ｌｙｎｎ (@Robbi_Lynn) February 13, 2019