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Cruise lines refraining from ports in Israel after Hamas attack
Following the Hamas attack on Israel, cruise lines are now refraining from calling at Israeli ports for security reasons. As the shipping company MSC Cruises announced on Oct 12, 2023, the itineraries of the “MSC Sinfonia” (IMO: 9210153) and the “MSC Musica” (IMO 9320087) in the Eastern Mediterranean have been revised. On the eight subsequent voyages of the “MSC Sinfonia” until the beginning of 2024, the port of Haifa will be replaced by Istanbul, which also means that Rhodes will have to be replaced by Piraeus and Limassol by Izmir. On the following three trips of the “MSC Musica” from Piraeus, Haifa will be replaced by Rhodes on Oct18 and 25 and by Marmaris in Turkey on Nov 1. TUI Cruises had previously adjusted the route of two trips on the “Mein Schiff 5” (IMO: 9753193). The ship will not dock in Haifa and Ashdodas planned, but in Marmaris and Santorini insted. The “Nieuw Statendam” (IMO 9767106), which was in the port of Haifa at the time of the attack and was originally supposed to stay in port until the evening of Oct 8 and then head to Ashdod, instead left Haifa on Oct 7 and made its way to Alanya. The “Odyssey of the Seas” and the “Celebrity Apex” (IMO: 9838383) also did not call at Haifa as planned, but changed course and called at Bodrum and Limassol instead. The “Norwegian Gem” (IMO: 9355733) canceled the stop in Ashdod and instead also headed for Limassol.
Medevac off Thira
The Port Authority of Thira was informed on Sep 23, 2022, at noon, that a 55-year-old crew member of the 'Odyssey of the Seas', which had moored the anchorage of Fira Bay, Thira, needed to be transported to a hospital due to an illness. With the assistance of the 'Nefeli', the patient was transported to the port of Athenios in Thira, where he was picked up by an ambulance and then transferred to the Thira hospital to provide medical treatment, while the ship departed to continue its scheduled route To Kusadasi.
Planned port calls aborted due to Covid-19 infections
The 'Odyssey of the Seas' has been diverted from planned stops in Curacao and Aruba after cases of Covid-19 broke out on board. The decision was made together with the islands out of an abundance of caution. The cruise vessel has no more scheduled ports of call and will have sea days until its scheduled return to Fort Lauderdale on Dec 27. She had 55 confirmed positive cases among guests and crew members, amounting to 1.1% of the total number of people on board, on Dec 23. All of the cases involve fully vaccinated people who reported no symptoms or mild symptoms.News schreiben