Saturday, September 29, 2012

Tunisia: Fourteen US Cruise Lines Cease Ports of Call, 40,000 Passengers Impacted


As a result of an attack on the US Embassy in Tunis on September 14, fourteen US cruise lines have cancelled stops in Tunisian ports due to security concerns for passengers. The decision, unfortunately, has impacted roughly 40,000 passengers. 

COMMENT: Reports said Tunisian authorities are in contact with cruise line owners and tour operators to convince them of the safety of Tunisian destinations.

Nevertheless, the US Department of State has issued a travel warning urging US citizens not to travel to Tunisia.

See http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_5775