Thursday, August 1, 2013

Must be Summer - Egypt Calls Canceled

Egyptian Sphinx - Courtesy Azamara Club Cruises
 Cruise Line 
Itinerary Changes

Princess Cruises and Seabourn become the latest lines to alter itineraries to avoid Egypt.
This situation has been going on for the last several summers, so it doesn't come as a huge surprise.

The lines have been monitoring the political unrest in Egypt and adjusting schedules in the interest of passenger safety.


Recent Embassy Notices for American Citizens   

(July 3, 2013) The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer travel to Egypt and U.S. citizens living in Egypt to depart at this time because of the continuing political and social unrest.  More...

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Egypt enroll in the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  

American Citizens Services Facebook page (Egypt Embassy)

Additional links can be found on our International Travel Page

Cruise Line Advisories:

Holland America Line Travel Adviory
Seabourn Travel Advisory

Here are itinerary changes that we are aware of at this time:

Pacific PrincessAlexaneria
Aug 1-2
Santorini & Corru
Dawn PrincessSafaga
August 7
Ashod (for Jerusalem)
Dawn PrincessAlexandria
August 10
Dawn PrincessSharm El Sheikh
September 14
Crete (Aghios Nikolas)
Seabourn LegendAlexandria
October 11
Santorini, Crete, Marmaris
Seabourn LegendHurghada
October 24
Iraklion, Crete
Seabourn LegendSharm El Sheikh
October 26
Rhodes, Haifa
Seabourn LegendSafaga, for Luxor
October 27-28
Ashdod and Aqaba
Seabourn OdysseyHurghada
October 18
Sea Day
Seabourn OdysseySafaga, for Luxor
October 20-21
Sea Day
ms Noordam Alexandria
August 15 & 26 Sailings
Ashdod (Jerusalem) &
Haifa (Tel Aviv, Nazareth), Israel
ms NoordamPort Said & Alexandria
October 20 Sailing
Haifa (Tel Aviv, Nazareth), Israel, & Limassol, Cyprus
ms Rotterdam Port Said & Alexandria
October 31 & November 20 Sailings
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey and Limassol, Cyprus
ms PrinsendamPort Said & Alexandria
October 28 Sailing
Rhodes, Greece, and Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

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