Contributor Level: Captain

RCCL cancelling all 2018 stops in Turkey



Such a shame.  I loved my time in Turkey.  I'd go there again in a heart beat.  Even now. 

Tags: Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean Cruise Line RCCL Turkey

5 Answers

Contributor Level: Admiral

If it is unsafe to visit, it is unsafe.  I know how disappointing that is.  I missed Egypt on a cruise because it was unsafe. 

Contributor Level: Captain

It's disappointing when as port is cancelled, but better to be safe.

My son was in Egypt just this week for work and was safe, but the last time he was there, there was a conflict going on as he was heading to the airport Nd he heard the bullets flying. I was so glad he got out! 

Contributor Level: Captain

 We were on a cruise beginning in mid November a year ago, on which the two day visit to Turkey had been canceled. They canceled in mid summer. I wasn't aware that any cruise line visited Turkey since they declared marshal law last year

Contributor Level: Admiral

It is a shame when ports are canceled due to local issues.   It is a downer for us not to be able to visit but it is the locals that suffer and have to live through the issues.  I'm glad I got to see Turkey when I did and if things settle down and it is safe I'd be more then happy to go back there is so much more of that country I'd like to see. 


For years the west coast of Mexico was off limits to cruising as almost all lines pulled ships out and now it is back as port stops.  I hope Turkey can return to being a safe place for its people and for others to visit.

Contributor Level: Second Mate

Safety is priority one.  It's a bummer to miss a port visit you were really looking forward to... I missed one years ago to Bombay, India (was soooooo looking forward to seeing the Taj Mahal!). We were due to pull in right after Indira Gandhi was assassinated. Better safe than sorry.


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