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Royal Caribbean issued a statement to their travel agents that they are closely monitoring the protests in Egypt and as a precaution have canceled an upcoming sailing into Alexandra, Egypt.

“In an abundance of caution, Royal Caribbean International has decided to cancel Mariner of the Seas’ next port call to Egypt.  Mariner of the Seas, which departs Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, on Saturday, September 15, will no longer call on Alexandria, Egypt, on Tuesday, September 18.  Instead, the ship will now call to Sicily (Messina), Italy, on, Sunday, September 16, and Valletta, Malta, on Monday, September 17,” the cruise line mentioned on their agent portal CruisingPower.

Sister brand Celebrity Cruises is monitoring the situation and Azamara Club Cruises doesn’t have any scheduled sailings into Egypt for the remainder of2012. As always, passenger safety is the cruise lines number one priority.

These protests stem from the attack earlier this week on the US Embassy in Libya. According to, MSC Cruises, Cunard, Princess, Oceania, Holland America, Silversea and Costa are all scheduled into Egypt over the next couple weeks.

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