Costa Cruises and MSC Cruises each have canceled calls scheduled in Tunis following the attack on excursion passengers there that caused 21 fatalities.

MSC said 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.

In a 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.

Costa said 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. 

Two other cruise lines, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and Star Clippers, have also canceled calls in Tunisia, a spokeswoman confirmed.


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