Royal Caribbean, Azamara Cancel Egypt Calls from April to July
Royal Caribbean International and Azamara Club Cruises have canceled port calls to Egypt through July. Royal Caribbeanâ€™s Mariner of the Seas, which departs Civitavecchia, the port for Rome, on April 18 will no longer call on Alexandria on April 24. Instead, the ship will now call on Istanbul, Turkey, on April 24 and stay overnight until 7 p.m. April 25. A similar change is in place for the Marinerâ€™s June 4 and June 28 departures.
The Mariner of the Seasâ€™ May 11 cruise from Civitavecchia cancelled its May 18 Alexandria call and instead will spend May 16 at sea, stay overnight in Istanbul from 7 a.m. May 17 until 7 p.m. May 18 and call on Kusadasi, Turkey, on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Brilliance of the Seas, which departs Dubai on April 21 will sail a modified itinerary. The revised itinerary will Abu Dhabi and Fujairah, United Arab Emirates; Muscat, Oman; passage of the Suez Canal; Civitavecchia and Livorno, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; and nine days at sea
Azamara modified several cruises on the Azamara Quest. Its April 24 cruise from Dubai will no longer call on Alexandria on May 4 but instead will now spend May 4 at sea and call at Santorini, Greece, on May 5.
The Questâ€™s May 6 voyage from Athens cancelled May 12 overnight in Alexandria. Instead, the ship will overnight in Rhodes, Greece, from 1 p.m. May 10 until midnight May 11, spend May 12 at sea, and call on Paphos, Cyprus, on May 13 from 7 a.m. to midnight.
The cruise departing Haifa, Israel, on May 16 will no longer overnight in Alexandria May 19-20. Instead, the ship will now call on Paphos, Cyprus, on May 19 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and overnight in Rhodes from 1 p.m. May 20 until 5 p.m. May 21.