Royal Caribbean is the second line to cancel port calls to Bali because of concerns of terrorism attacks.
Radiance of the Seas, which was due to call at Benoa in Bali on March 17 will instead, spend an extra day at sea.
Royal Caribbean issued a statement on its blog saying, “Our guests’ vacation time is precious and we did not take these decisions lightly. The safety of our guests and crew is always our foremost concern.
“We will continue to monitor the security situation in Indonesia and will notify guests or their travel agents if there are changes to future sailing that visit Indonesia.”
Celebrity Millennium was due to call overnight in Bali on March 16 but like its sister ship the Celebrity Solstice cancelled its call to the popular Indonesian destination.
The announcement comes just days after guests onboad the Celebrity Solstice were told their cruise would be redirected.
The ship, which was meant to call at Benoa on March 9, skipped the port after the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued a warning for the particular date.
Guests received a letter last 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.”
DFAT issued advice on February 25 urging Australians to exercise a high degree of caution when travelling to Indonesia.
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