Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Notice to Passengers on Current Ruby Princess Voyage: Itinerary Change

Princess Cruises Statement
We wish to advise passengers of a change to our scheduled Ruby Princess itinerary. Unfortunately, there continues to be political demonstrations in and around Athens, Greece. In particular, there is a 24-hour general strike and march planned in Athens for May 20th, the day of Ruby Princess' scheduled call. This will present problems with local transportation, shops, and monuments--much of which will be closed the day of our visit. In addition, it creates safety concerns that naturally occur with large public gatherings. Therefore, we do not believe it is in the best interest of our passengers to make a call to Athens.

As there is not another nearby port to appropriately accommodate a ship of our capacity, we made arrangements with the local authorities to extend our call in Venice until 10:00pm Monday, May 17th. We are confident guests enjoyed the additional time experiencing this unique city. We will then sail directly for Kusadasi and arrive as planned on Friday, May 21.

Please find the impacted revised portion of our itinerary below:
  • Monday, May 17: Venice, Italy
  • Tuesday, May 18: Venice, Italy -- Depart 10 pm
  • Wednesday, May 19: At sea
  • Thursday, May 20: At sea
  • Friday, May 21: Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey--Arrive 7am/Depart 1pm
For passengers who were booked on shore excursions in Athens, their shipboard folio will be credited automatically. There is no need to visit the Shore Excursions Desk or Passengers Services Desk to receive a refund.

We apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience. We are looking forward to having our guests onboard and wish them an enjoyable time aboard the beautiful Ruby Princess.

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