Celebrity Cruises has cancelled its port call to Bali due to the “potential for terrorist attacks” in Indonesia.
The Celebrity Solstice was due to call at Benoa in Bali but has cancelled its call after the increased risk of terrorist attacks in Indonesia.
Guests received a letter over the weekend which said, “As you are aware from the letter you received at the beginning of our sailing, the Australian and the UK governments recently issued a travel advisory for Indonesia because of the potential for terrorist attacks in the country. Since we sailed from Fremantle, we have continued to closely monitor the situation and have been in regular communication with the appropriate government agencies,” wrote Captain Yannis Berdos.
“The most recent information received in the past few days indicate that the possibility of an incident in Bali has increased. Also, the Balinese New Year is March 9, and recent past advisories has named this date as one that could be targeted by terrorists. Based on all the information we have gathered from various sources, and in discussions with out Global Security team in Miami, we have made a decision to cancel our call to Bali.”
The line will be refunding guests who booked shore excursions in Bali.
The Celebrity Solstice is sailing on a 17-night itinerary from Fremantle to Sydney which departed on March 3.