MSC CRUISES ANNOUNCES SUSPENSION OF CALLS IN TURKEY
MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa announced today that it had decided to suspend its calls in Turkish ports until further notice.
The decision will impact MSC Magnifica’s itinerary as she will be based out of Venice, Italy as of March 26. The weekly calls in the cities of Istanbul and Izmir from March 29, 2016 will, for the time being, be replaced by calls in the Greek capital – Athens – and on Mykonos, one of the most popular and glamorous Greek isles.
This decision was made by the company amid growing concerns by guests as a result of the recent tragic events in Istanbul.