Disney Cruise Line replaces the Greece, Turkey, and Malta calls on its August 1, 2016, Mediterranean and Greek Isles sailing due to unrest and uncertainty in the region. The 12-night ‘Mediterranean and Greek Isles’ cruise itinerary offered on Disney Magic was originally planned to call at Olbia (Sardinia), Civitavecchia (for Rome), Naples (for Pompeii), Palermo (Sicily), Piraeus (Greece), Mykonos (Greece), Kusadasi (Turkey), Valletta (Malta), Cannes and Palma (Majorca).
The updated itinerary replaces the Greek, Turkish and Maltese ports with calls to Livorno, Italy, and Villefranche, France. The cruise will sail round-trip from Barcelona on 1 August 2016.
Customers have been informed of the itinerary changes and have been offered $1,000 onboard credit per stateroom as compensation. Full refunds are available for those passengers wanting to cancel their reservations.
In August Celebrity Cruises cancelled planned calls to Istanbul just one week after Costa Cruises replaces its remaining calls to Istanbul and Izmir planned for 2015. Both decisions were blamed on security fears.