MSC Cruises Becomes Latest Cruise Lines to Pull Calls to Turkey

MSC Cruises Becomes Latest Cruise Lines to Pull Calls to Turkey

(5:22 a.m. EDT) — MSC Cruises has become the latest cruise line to drop calls to Turkey.

The line will suspend calls by MSC Magnifica to Istanbul and Izmir, replacing them with Athens and Mykonos from March 26th until the end of the Mediterranean cruise season in October.

MSC’s move follows that of Celebrity Cruises, Disney Cruise Line and — just last week — Crystal Cruises, which announced it had also pulled two Turkey ports due to ongoing unrest in the country.

A statement from MSC Cruises read: “This decision was taken by the Company amid growing concerns by guests as a result of the recent tragic events in Istanbul.”

Suicide bombers killed 10 German tourists in the heart of Istanbul’s tourist area Sultanahmet Square on January 15th.

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