Six More Cruise Lines Announce Egypt Cancellations

August 27, 2013
cruise-egypt (3:17 p.m. EDT) -- Six more cruise lines have canceled Egyptian ports of call and Nile River cruises for the upcoming season. Last week's continued unrest and violence prompted the U.S. Department of State to issue a new warning deferring all travel into the country.

Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises both have canceled upcoming calls into Egypt for 2013 and 2014.

And, in the U.K. last week, both Thomson Cruises and Cruise & Maritime Voyages announced cancellations of their scheduled calls in the region.

Avalon Waterways has decided to cancel all Nile River cruises through the end of 2013, while Viking River Cruises has canceled its departures for September and October.

"We are seeing limited cancellations from passengers on later dates, but we have not announced any changes to departures beyond October," a Viking spokesperson said.

As Cruise Critic reported last week, several other cruise lines have canceled most, if not all calls to Egypt and Nile River cruises for 2013 and into 2014.

--by Gina Kramer, Associate Editor