Holland America cancels 2014 cruise season in Egypt

Holland America Line (HAL) has cancelled its entire 2014 cruise season in Egypt as a result on ongoing political disruptions.

The line replaced all calls to Egypt with stops in Greece earlier this year after the country’s former president Mohammed Morsi was overthrown.

Now, the line has redeployed ms Noordam from the Eastern Mediterranean during spring and summer next year to central and western Mediterranean, Cruise Critic reported.

A HAL statement said the line regretted impacting the travel plans of guests who have already booked.

The statement read: “[We] are committed to making the process of rebooking to another sailing as smooth as possible.

Passengers who have booked a 2014 Egypt cruise can receive a full refund or they can rebook on any select 2014 Europe 11 to 14 day itinerary. They will receive the same stateroom category they selected for their original cruise and a shipboard credit based on the stateroom category previously booked.


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