Cruise companies are changing routes due to the war in Ukraine and excluding St. Petersburg from possible ports of call, the Spanish newspaper ABS reported, quoted by TASS.
Among the companies changing their programs is MSC Cruises, which organizes many trips to Northern Europe. Instead of going to St. Petersburg, we will take our clients through the fjords, which are of great interest, says the company’s CEO Fernando Pacheco.
Royal Caribbean also canceled all stops of its cruise ships in Russian ports during the year. “The safety of our passengers and crews is a top priority. We are constantly monitoring the situation around the world, especially in Ukraine,” the company said.
Norwegian Cruise Line liners will not dock in St. Petersburg this year. The company’s website offers walks to the city only next year.