Due to the continued fighting in Gaza, Crystal Cruises has revised some of its port calls in Israel and Cyprus on the September 20, 2015, voyage of Crystal Serenity.
Crystal is removing the port calls in Limassol, Cyprus, and Ashdod and Haifa in Israel. The amended 12-day Crystal Serenity itinerary will now visit Santorini, Greece; Gozo (maiden call) and Valletta, Malta (overnight); and Palermo/Sicily, Italy.
“Crystal Cruises is hopeful for a swift and peaceful resolution for the Israeli and Palestinian citizens who are affected by this ongoing situation,” said Crystal president Edie Rodriguez. “Our decision to revise next year’s Holy Land and Mediterranean itinerary so far in advance is prudent and responsible based upon our early booking patterns. We are very fortunate to present a newly-designed itinerary that is equally as rich in culture, history and scenery.”
The cruise will still visit the previously scheduled calls on the itinerary: Istanbul, (overnight) and Kusadasi, Turkey; Rhodes/Lindos and Crete/Chania (maiden call), Greece; and Taormina, Naples, and Rome, Italy.