Cruise ships head to the Canary Islands due to instability in Egypt and the Red Sea


  • Canarian Weekly
  • 21-02-2024
  • Travel
  • Photo Credit: Aida
Cruise ships head to the Canary Islands due to instability in Egypt and the Red Sea

The Canary Islands are benefiting, in terms of cruises, from the instability that still exists around the geographical area of ​​Egypt and the Red Sea, because of the Israel-Gaza conflict and the attacks by Yemen's Houthi rebels on different vessels.

A few weeks ago, the German cruise company AIDA – owned by the Carnival Corporation group – cancelled all cruises through the Red Sea, planned with the ships AIDAbella, AIDAblu and AIDAprima.

The company is now studying the possibility rescheduling of its voyages and it is not ruled out that they will end up calling at Canarian ports, known for the trio of ships on existing routes.

Also, MSC Cruises, one of the leading cruise companies in Europe, has confirmed that the MSC Opera will change its current home port, set in Dubai (UAE), to sail to the archipelago.

The cruise will carry out routes between the Canary Islands, Madeira and Morocco during the next winter season 2024/2025. She will operate from Santa Cruz de Tenerife on Sundays and from the Port of Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) on Mondays. Both ports will be used for boarding and disembarking passengers, not just stopovers.

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