Having already seen several Egypt cruise cancellations in 2013, we thought you would want an update into the latest situation. The problem is there is still unrest in the country, which we will not go into for obvious reasons, but we do know this is still having a major effect on tourism.
Both Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises have now cancelled the rest of their 2013 sailings as well as 2014. Last week saw Thomson Cruises and Cruise & Maritime Voyage cancel the rest of their itinerary.
Now we have heard that Nile cruises have been affected by the civil unrest, with Avalon Waterways canceling their River Nile cruises, and now six more companies have cancelled their Nile cruises for the upcoming season. Viking River Cruises has also cancelled their September and October sailings.
We are sure it will not be long before all cruises to Egypt will be cancelled, along with most if not all River Nile cruises. It is a shame because the region has only begun to recover from the same issues a couple of years back.
Egypt is a beautiful country and the best way to feel the history is with a River Nile cruise, which we have to say, was one of our best experiences. Being so close to all that history stops and makes you realize just how much Egypt is suffering – we just wonder if the damage to tourism this time around will have a long-term effect?