Disney Cruise Line altered a Mediterranean cruise next
summer to eliminate port calls in Greece, Turkey and Malta.
The 12-night cruise on the Disney Magic is scheduled to
depart Barcelona on Aug. 1. Its original
itinerary included Athens as well as Mykonos in Greece, Kusadasi in Turkey and
Valletta in Malta.
Other cruise lines have scrapped calls to the Greek island of Lesbos because of the refugee crisis and Turkey because of security concerns.
Disney has revised the itinerary almost completely,
leaving only one port, Civitavecchia, from the original lineup. The cruise will
now call in Olbia, Sardinia; Civitavecchia, Naples and Livorno, Italy; Palermo,
Sicily; Villefranche-sur-Mer and Cannes, France; and Palma de Mallorca.
In a letter to travel agents, Disney said, “We realize
this is a considerable change from the previously published itinerary and hope
you and your client understand our desire to only provide the best possible
experiences to our guests."
Customers have been given a choice of a refund, a change
of sailings, or a $1,000 onboard credit if they stick with their original