Crystal the latest to cancel Red Sea cruises

The United States-based cruise line is the latest to cancel a voyage in Indian Ocean inlet.

CRYSTAL Cruises has become the latest line to cancel a Red Sea-bound voyage, calling off a sailing on board Crystal Symphony and rerouting Crystal Serenity’s World Cruise.

The cancelled cruise was set to travel from Mumbai to Piraeus from 27 March to 13 April, but has been called off in light of the crisis enveloping the inlet.

“Due to the ongoing situation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2024 cruise from Mumbai to Piraeus (Athens) on Crystal Symphony 27 March to 13 April,” a statement from Crystal said.

“In light of the current situation in the Red Sea, Crystal remains committed to prioritising the safety and well-being of our guests and crew.”

Crystal is also rerouting several segments of this year’s World Cruise on Serenity to avoid the Red Sea.

The changes will not affect the overall voyage length, Crystal said, and the ship will arrive in Miami as originally scheduled on 08 June.

Crystal is the latest of a number of cruise companies which are now avoiding the Red Sea due to the crisis in the inlet, such as Carnival Corporation, MSC Group, and Royal Caribbean Group.

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