Cruise Lines Cancel Israel after Hamas Attack, 2 Ships Flee Port
Several cruise lines have changed routes over safety concerns following a Hamas attack on Israel.
Docked in Hafia during the surprise attack were Oceania Cruises’ vessel Nautica and Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam. Both ships left promptly after guests returned from shore excursions.
At the time of the strike, Carnival Corporation (CCL) and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) ships were docked in Haifa, Israel, just 50 miles from the blasts near Tel Aviv.