Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Port Chat > Ports of Call Chat
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-30-2005, 01:54 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Valley Center, CA 92082
Posts: 2,362
From Oceania Cruises on October 28th, 2005. It looks like Libya is going to be difficult to visit for those scheduled to go there.

"We have just been informed by our Port Agent in Libya that in recent weeks, the governments of the United States and Libya have been feuding because apparently, the U.S. denied entry into the United States to a Libyan diplomat. As a retaliatory measure, the government of Libya has chosen to refuse the issuance of entry visas to U.S. citizens visiting Libya. In the last week or so, we have learned of at least two cruise ships that docked in Libyan ports whose U.S. passengers were denied entry, meaning that guests with U.S. citizenship were forced to stay onboard ship while their foreign shipmates were allowed to disembark.

As we all know, these types of political spats often times last only a few symbolic weeks and, then are quickly forgotten. However, as the beginning of your cruise aboard Regatta is only a few days away, there is no guarantee that this particular situation will be rectified by the November 5th, 2005 sail date. We know of at least one other cruise ship that is slated to call on Libyan ports on October 31st and November 2nd, 2005 and we will be closely monitoring the events surrounding those two calls to see if the current situation is resolved.

As a result of these actions which are totally outside our influence, much less control, and to ensure that our guests enjoy a diverse, enriching and uninterrupted destination experience, we have revised your cruise itinerary as detailed below. Should a satisfactory resolution be brought to this matter by November 5th, 2005 we will revert to the previous revised itinerary and call on Tripoli and Benghazi as originally planned."
Closed Thread

cruise, libyan, passengers, visa

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cruise passengers arrested on Antigua Dave Caribbean Port Chat 88 10-06-2009 08:42 AM
Air reservations made through cruise line with very short connection time pre-cruise wsugrad Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 9 07-09-2008 04:33 AM
ID for cruise passengers retired Carnival Cruise Line 4 09-28-2007 08:13 PM
Oceania Cruises cancels Libya Raoul Fiebig All Other Cruise Lines 0 02-03-2006 01:52 PM
Oceania Cruises' New Mediterranean Odyssey to Libya, Tunisia and Morocco Raoul Fiebig All Other Cruise Lines 1 10-28-2004 08:24 AM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:26 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2