Cruise Lines Return to Japan (six months later, some cruise lines have returned)
Azamara Club Cruises released the following statement today, as it cancelled the Quest's next port of call:
"The entire country of Japan is still assessing the extent of the damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami. While initial reports suggest that Kyoto (Osaka) did not sustain major damage, we feel that the recent events and continuing aftershocks have the potential to seriously disrupt Azamara Quest's experience and our operations in port."
Cruise lines that have upcoming calls in Japan will be monitoring the situation and making itinerary changes as necessary. We will provide updates as we learn of any changes.
Several cruise lines issued statements in the wake of the disaster (read more here)