Two US cruise lines cancelled calls in Nice in the wake of Thursday’s terror attack
Royal Caribbean International said on Friday that its 3,114-passenger Navigator of the Seas would spend the day at sea instead of visiting Nice as planned.
Celebrity Cruises’ 2,038-passenger Celebrity Constellation was spending Saturday at sea instead of visiting the city, USA Today reported.
Several other cruise lines that call at nearby ports in Cannes and Monaco were going ahead with stops but dropping shore excursions to Nice including Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings-owned Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises.
“At all three NCLH brands, the safety and security of our guests and crew is paramount,” the company said on Friday.
“Out of an abundance of caution, we have suspended all shore excursions to Nice and implemented enhanced security measures for all ships operating in French ports.”
P&O Cruises cancelled trips to Nice from the ship Ventura on a call to Cannes on Friday.
More than 80 people died when an attacker drove a lorry into people celebrating Bastille Day along the city’s iconic Promenade des Anglais on Thursday.
Eighty-five people remain in hospital, 18 of them in critical condition.
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