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Cruise ship that hit iceberg in Southeast Alaska is headed to Seattle for repairs

Juneau cruise ship

SEATTLE — The 2,000-passenger Norwegian Sun cruise ship is headed to Seattle for repairs after it hit a small iceberg near Hubbard Glacier in Southeast Alaska, according to a spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line.

The ship first sailed to Juneau for assessment, where it was decided that the current voyage would be shortened, and a cruise scheduled to begin Thursday would be canceled so that the necessary repairs can be made, according to the cruise line.

The ship was then given clearance to return to Seattle at reduced speed for repairs. Norwegian Cruise Line said all guests onboard would disembark in Seattle as originally planned.

The cruise line said guests who were on the June 21 sailing will get a full refund of the voyage fare as well as a cruise credit for future travel worth 100% of the original voyage fare.

People who were scheduled to sail on the June 30 sailing will also receive a full refund of the voyage fare, a future cruise credit valued at 50% of the original voyage fare, as well as up to $300 per person for any airline fees, the cruise line said.

According to the Juneau Empire, the Coast Guard said the ship did not request any search-and-rescue assistance, nor were any injuries reported to the Coast Guard.