Russia, Ukraine crisis: Cruise lines change itineraries due to conflict

Several cruise lines are changing their intended sailings in light of the conflict in Ukraine.

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Norwegian Cruise Line changed its itineraries that had stops in St. Petersburg, Russia, CNN reported. Those stops have been canceled.

“The safety and security of our guests, crew and communities we visit is our top priority. We are currently working to confirm replacement ports and will advise all impacted guests and travel advisors as soon as possible,” the company said in a statement, CNN reported.

No ships were scheduled to be in the region until late May and passengers affected by the change will be alerted.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is removing stops in the Solovetsky Islands, Arkhangelsk, Murmansk and St. Petersburg, Russia, and Odesa, Ukraine, USA Today reported.

Oceania Cruises is also removing stops in Russia and Ukraine for 2022.

Both cruise lines are owned by Norwegian.

USA Today reported that Viking Cruises and Atlas Ocean Voyages are also making adjustments.

Atlas Ocean Voyages will stop in Finland and Estonia, instead of St. Petersburg.

Viking has canceled all its 2022 trips from Kyiv, Black Sea and Bucharest.

Other popular cruise lines such as Carnival also dropped St. Petersburg as a stop on upcoming trips.

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