September 27, 2001
While some cruise lines are canceling world cruises, others are merely altering them. Seabourn Sun, which is embarking on its “farewell” world cruise next January, will delete a segment that passes through the Red Sea, Suez Canal and Mediterranean Sea and head for the Indian Ocean islands of Seychelles and Mauritius instead. Then the ship will head to South Africa before making its way across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Radisson, whose Navigator is home to its 2002 world cruise, is changing its routing as well. Navigator will also avoid the Middle East and head for Seychelles and Madagascar, South Africa and then the Caribbean and South America. Amsterdam's world cruise will skip the Middle East, Holy Land and Mediterranean and will instead visit South Africa and South America.