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Holland America Line Cancels Tunis Calls

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Holland America Line | Theresa Norton | March 21, 2015

Holland America Line Cancels Tunis Calls

PHOTO: Holland America Line's Eurodam, pictured, and Zuiderdam won't visit Tunisia in April and May. (Courtesy of Holland America Line)

Holland America Line has canceled upcoming port calls to La Goulette, Tunisia, on three cruises through the end of May.

The seven-day April 19 “Mediterranean Glamour” voyage on Eurodam now will call in Cagliari, Sardinia, on April 21 instead of La Goulette, the port for Tunis, the capital of Tunisia.                                             

The 11-day May 6 “Mediterranean Explorer” cruise on Zuiderdam will now have a sea day on May 9 instead of a call at La Goulette, and a new port of call on May 10 in Olbia, Sardinia, on a previously scheduled sea day.

The Zuiderdam’s May 17 “Mediterranean Explorer” voyage now will call in Olbia, Sardinia, on May 24, a previously scheduled sea day. May 25 will now be a sea day instead of the scheduled call at La Goulette.

The company said scheduled calls to La Goulette beyond the end of May will be evaluated as the sailing dates get closer.

Holland America is the latest cruise line to cancel calls to Tunisia after the March 18 attack in a museum killed 23 people, including 12 passengers on the MSC Splendida and five on Costa Fascinosa.

Both MSC Cruises and Costa Cruises suspended calls to Tunisian ports for the remainder of 2015. Star Clippers and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises also replaced scheduled calls to Tunisia in April with Sicily instead.


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