MIAMI -- Norwegian Cruise Line canceled the June 18 two-day travel agent cruise on the Pride of Aloha, saying it wanted to give the ship's crew "a well-deserve rest in preparation for the 12-day transpacific cruise to Hawaii."
An overnight cruise on the ship July 2 also was canceled to give the crew an opportunity to "recharge," the line said.
The ship is scheduled to sail the 12-day revenue cruise to Hawaii, which starts June 20, as well as its inaugural Hawaii sailing on July 4.
In a statement, NCL apologized to its agent partners and passengers for the canceled cruises and praised the crew.
"The company is very grateful for everything the crew has done to assist its efforts in successfully launching NCL America's U.S. flagged operations," NCL said.
The Pride of Aloha carries about 800 crewmembers.