said that it is substituting calls in Greece for planned stops in Istanbul and
Izmir on its cruises this spring and summer because of "growing
concerns by guests as a result of the recent tragic events in Istanbul.”
The decision impacts the MSC Magnifica, which will be
based in Venice starting March 26 and was scheduled to call in Turkey beginning
Those calls will be replaced by calls in Athens and
Mykonos. MSC said calls to Turkey are suspended “until further notice.”
Previously, Crystal Cruises announced it would forgo
stops in Turkey on two of its cruises this spring.
The moves follow a Jan.
12, a suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed 10 people, mostly German
summer, after an attack on the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Celebrity and Costa
canceled calls in Turkey.