Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ruby Princess Skips Athens Call

Athens Demonstrations
Cause Itinerary Change

Princess Cruises announced that the current Ruby Princess sailing will alter it's itinerary due to demonstrations in Athens.    Due to the 24-hour general strike and march planned in Athens for May 20th, the day of the scheduled call,  Ruby Princess extended their call in Venice until 10 PM May 18th.   The ship will be at sea on the 19th and 20th and arrive Friday, May 21 in Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey as planned.

Princess felt that the strike would present problems with local transportation, shops and monuments -- much of which would be closed the day of the visit. In addition, it created safety concerns that naturally occur with large public gatherings. Therefore, they did not believe it was in the best interest of their passengers to make a call to Athens.   ( Read More)

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