Friday, March 7, 2014

Ukraine Unrest Could Impact Cruises

Ukraine Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Ukraine, and particularly the Crimean Peninsula, due to the potential for instability following the departure of former President Yanukovych, the establishment of a new government, and the movement of Russian troops in Crimea.

On March 6, the Department of State authorized the return of family members of U.S. government personnel to Ukraine. Read Full Travel Warning

All U.S. citizens in Ukraine, and those considering travel to Ukraine, should evaluate their personal security situation in light of political instability and the possibility of violence.  This supersedes the Travel Warning for Ukraine dated February 28, 2014, to provide updated information regarding the return of dependent family members of U.S. government personnel. 

U.S. Embassy Kyiv

4 A.I. Sikorsky St. (formerly Tankova)
04112 Kyiv, Ukraine
 Cruises to Ukraine, Baltic, Russia

Cruise lines are monitoring the unrest in the Black Sea and will adjust schedules if necessary.  No Black Sea sailings have been rescheduled or canceled on Azamara, Celebrity, Regent Seven Seas, Costa, Seabourn or Oceania.

River cruise lines are also monitoring the situation since their ships travel on the Volga between St. Petersburg and Moscow.   Much will depend on actions taken by Russia and the United States reaction.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as new information is available.

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