NCL Boss Harry Sommer said, "We believe Russian people are as much a victim of the madness of the political elite in that country as elsewhere".
At a media event in Venice, Italy to promote the future arrival of their latest ship, the Prima, NCL President Harry Sommer said NCL is issuing future cruise credits to booked Russian guests. Sommer said, "We believe Russian people are as much a victim of the madness of the political elite in that country as elsewhere, but because we understand they can't travel, we'll give them a future cruise certificate so when travel reopens -- I don't know when that's going to be -- they can join us then."
David Herrera, NCL's chief consumer sales and marketing officer, when asked about whether bookings have been affected by the impact of the war caused by the Russian madman Putin, said, "for sure it's been impacted."
Sommer added, "Certainly, near term, there has been some hesitation for people to take cruises to the Baltic." According to NCL, many guests who had already booked Baltic cruises are rescheduling for 2023 or switching to Mediterranean voyages.