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Norwegian Escape resumes sailing after five canceled cruises

Norwegian Escape resumed service from Port Canaveral April 16 after grounding in the Domincan Republic March 14
Norwegian Escape resumed service from Port Canaveral on Saturday after canceling five cruises for repairs.

The ship grounded March 14 in the channel bed as it departed the new Taino Bay port at Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. It was refloated with the help of tugs, returned to the pier and offloaded passengers then deadheaded to Canaveral.

Norwegian Cruise Line initially reported 'minor' damage to the hull and canceled just the March 19 cruise then, week by week, three more. 

The line never provided further specifics and didn't immediately respond to a request for information on Monday.

According to AIS data, Norwegian Escape sailed from Canaveral Saturday, called at Great Stirrup Cay on Sunday and was scheduled to arrive St. Thomas on Tuesday.