Cruise ships steer clear of Tripoli

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The itinerary planners at P&O Cruises have had more on their minds this week than 2013’s world cruises. Gazing into their crystal balls, they have decided that Libya is no longer the place to be this winter, and have been re-scheduling voyages which had planned to visit Gaddaffi’s capital.
Adonia’s 14-night Christmas cruise departing from Athens on December 20 was to have called at Tripoli on December 30 but will now visit Tunis on New Year’s Eve instead. Timings of calls at other ports on the cruise have been changed, so the planned Christmas Eve excursions to Jerusalem and Bethlehem will now take place earlier.
Tripoli was to have been the second port of call on Oriana’s world cruise which leaves Southampton on January 5. Now, after calling at Oporto, it will visit Naples and Malta instead, en route to Cairo, Suez, Muscat and Dubai.
Oceana’s Tripoli call on March 3, 2012, during a 24-night eastern Mediterranean voyage leaving Southampton on February 26, has been replaced with Alexandria.
The crystal balls might be called into use again before the year-end, however. P&O say the Tripoli calls could be reinstated if the political situation in Libya improves.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:05+00:00 24 June 2011|Cruise Destinations, Cruise News|0 Comments

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