US News: Mutiny on the fjords! Furious cruise passengers on £5,300 'mystical fjords tour' demand to abandon ship after Iceland stop is replaced by Glasgow... then Belfast, food 'goes off' and SEWAGE system 'fails' - PressFrom - United Kingdom
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US News Mutiny on the fjords! Furious cruise passengers on £5,300 'mystical fjords tour' demand to abandon ship after Iceland stop is replaced by Glasgow... then Belfast, food 'goes off' and SEWAGE system 'fails'

10:05  09 october  2019
10:05  09 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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fjords tour rebel and tell crew they want OFF the liner after planned stop in Iceland is replaced by trip to Passengers on a luxury liner staged a mutiny after their cruise turned into ‘the holiday from hell’. The 2,000 tourists on the Norwegian Spirit luxury cruise liner paid up to £ 5 , 300 each for a

Cruise -goers have staged a mutiny on board the Norwegian SpiritCredit: JOHN McLELLAN. Passengers demanded refunds but said they were furious when the company offered them a voucher for a cruise in Passengers started to chant to let them off the 14-day tripCredit: JOHN McLELLAN.

Far from the Norwegian fjords... (pictured above) © Getty Far from the Norwegian fjords... (pictured above) Passengers on a luxury liner staged a mutiny after their cruise turned into 'the holiday from hell'.

The 2,000 tourists on the Norwegian Spirit paid up to £5,300 each for a once-in-a-lifetime 'mystical fjords' tour, with excursions in France, Amsterdam, Norway and Iceland.

But passengers described the two-week cruise as 'the worst trip ever' after the ship – which set off from Southampton on September 27 – failed to dock in Le Havre or Amsterdam, apparently because of high winds.

a group of people standing in front of a building: The 2,000 tourists on the Norwegian Spirit luxury cruise liner paid up to £5,300 each for a once-in-a-lifetime ¿mystical fjords¿ tour. But they have now branded the cruise 'the worst trip ever'. Pictured: Tourists hold up placards saying ¿we want refunds¿ and ¿shame on you¿ © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The 2,000 tourists on the Norwegian Spirit luxury cruise liner paid up to £5,300 each for a once-in-a-lifetime ¿mystical fjords¿ tour. But they have now branded the cruise 'the worst trip ever'. Pictured: Tourists hold up placards saying ¿we want refunds¿ and ¿shame on you¿

They were taken to Norway but the ship berthed in a 'deserted' town which was closed to tourists, with the famous fjords viewable only from a distance. A stop in Reykjavik was cancelled and replaced with a trip to Greenock, near Glasgow – but the 900ft-long ship was refused permission to dock there on Monday morning, and the captain decided to head to Belfast instead.

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Passengers on a luxury liner staged a mutiny after their cruise turned into ‘the holiday from hell’. The 2,000 tourists on the Norwegian Spirit paid up to. The 2,000 tourists on the Norwegian Spirit paid up to £ 5 , 300 each for a once-in-a-lifetime ‘ mystical fjords ’ tour , with excursions in France, Amsterdam

The luxury 000 cruise missed Norway and Iceland for the docks of Glasgow and Belfast . Passengers on a luxury liner staged a mutiny after their cruise turned into "the holiday from hell". By this point, passengers had endured three days at sea and the ship 's sewage system was " failing ".

By this point, passengers had endured three days at sea and the ship's sewage system was 'failing'. Many passengers said food served in the restaurants had gone stale. There was further fury when US-based operator Norwegian Cruise Line declined full refunds and offered passengers only a 25 per cent voucher towards a future cruise.

Footage shows hundreds of passengers protesting in the ship's grand atrium amid chants of 'shame on you', 'we want refunds' and 'get us off this ship'. The passengers, including British, American and Chinese tourists, can be heard shouting 'take us back to London' in front of crew members and security guards. One demanded: 'I want to see the captain. He should be out here.'

a man holding a wine glass: Passengers are seen being addressed by crew on the Norwegian Spirit. Tourists say the ship ¿ which set off from Southampton on September 27 ¿ failed to dock in Le Havre or Amsterdam, apparently because of high winds © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Passengers are seen being addressed by crew on the Norwegian Spirit. Tourists say the ship ¿ which set off from Southampton on September 27 ¿ failed to dock in Le Havre or Amsterdam, apparently because of high winds

The 'near rioting' was filmed on passengers' phones but one tourist claimed the crew turned off the ship's internet to stop the footage going online. Passengers later held up placards saying 'shame on you' and 'we want refunds'.

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Deena Roland, 48, from Taunton, Devon, who was travelling with husband Adrian, 48, said: 'There are a lot of angry people on this ship and the lack of adequate explanation as to what's going on almost caused a riot this morning.

'It's been a nightmare of a holiday, and now many of the toilets in the cabins are overflowing with sewage. It's really not my idea of a luxury cruise break.'

a large ship in a body of water: The US-based operator Norwegian Cruise Line declined full refunds and offered passengers only a 25 per cent voucher towards a future cruise. Pictured: Norwegian Spirit cruise ship © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The US-based operator Norwegian Cruise Line declined full refunds and offered passengers only a 25 per cent voucher towards a future cruise. Pictured: Norwegian Spirit cruise ship

Debbie Fuller, from Los Angeles, said the crew seized some passengers' passports without explanation. She added: 'They won't speak to us or tell us anything.

'We were promised such an incredible trip to all these amazing places but it turned into the holiday from hell.'

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Cody McNutt, 31, from Denver, Colorado, said: 'We made an unscheduled stop at a small Norwegian town but we soon found out it had been closed to tourists since September 25, so there was nothing for us to do and not even anywhere to get something to eat. Today has been the last straw. We should have been going to Iceland.'

a close up of a map: The cruise's route: Blue shows where it travelled, red is where it should have gone via Iceland and the green shows the stages left to complete. It failed to dock at La Havre, Amsterdam, Reykjavik and Glasgow © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The cruise's route: Blue shows where it travelled, red is where it should have gone via Iceland and the green shows the stages left to complete. It failed to dock at La Havre, Amsterdam, Reykjavik and Glasgow

Yesterday many passengers left the ship after it stopped in Belfast and decided to make their own way back to London.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: One tourist claimed the crew turned off the ship¿s internet to stop footage of the 'near rioting' going online. Passengers later held up placards saying ¿shame on you¿ and ¿we want refunds¿ © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited One tourist claimed the crew turned off the ship¿s internet to stop footage of the 'near rioting' going online. Passengers later held up placards saying ¿shame on you¿ and ¿we want refunds¿ The 76,000-ton Norwegian Spirit offers guests 17 dining options, including a steakhouse and Japanese restaurant, 12 bars and lounges, a casino, spa, theatre, fitness centre and aqua park for children. Luxury suites cost up to £5,300 per person and feature a living room, dining room and separate bedroom, as well as a 24-hour butler and concierge service. Prices for cabins start at £1,799 for 'inside' rooms, rising to more than £2,000 for rooms with an ocean view and balcony.

A spokesman for Norwegian Cruise Line said: 'Norwegian Spirit was forced to cancel her call to Greenock due to weather conditions as well as a delay caused by a departing Navy vessel that experienced a technical malfunction.'

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