Cruises and MSC Cruises each have canceled calls scheduled in Tunis following
the attack on excursion passengers there that caused 21 fatalities.
four ships had been scheduled to call regularly at Tunis, and those calls are
being canceled through the end of the summer. It said that MSC Splendida
will call at Valletta, Malta; MSC Fantasia will call at Palma de Mallorca; MSC Preziosa will call at Cagliari, Sardinia; and MSC Divina will
call at Valletta a day earlier and then go to Corfu, Greece.
statement, MSC said Tunis has long been featured on MSC
itineraries, and the city’s extensive range of cultural offerings have proved
very popular with visitors. It said it did not anticipate the need to change
any other itineraries at this time.
in a statement that all future calls in Tunisia are suspended. The
Costa Fortuna, Costa Favolosa and Costa neoRiviera will go to other ports in the Mediterranean.
cruise lines, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and Star Clippers, have also canceled calls
in Tunisia, a spokeswoman confirmed.