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Marella Cruises pulls Middle East and Asia programme due to Red Sea conflict

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Marella Cruises has cancelled its 2024/2025 Asia and Middle East programme due to ongoing conflict in the Red Sea

The line said it took the decision in the interest of safety of its customers and crew, with all voyages between 1 November and 30 April being pulled.

“We appreciate how disappointing this news will be and therefore all impacted customers will be contacted by their booking agent to discuss the options available to them,” a spokesperson said.

“Options include being able to rebook with a £200 per person reduction or receive a full refund. Once again we apologise for the disappointment and inconvenience caused to impacted customers and we hope to see them on board a Marella cruise very soon”.

Marella Cruises becomes latest line to alter Red Sea sailings

Marella becomes the latest line to redraw or cancel its programme in the Red Sea. Last month, Virgin Voyages cancelled its 24/25 voyage season plans for Resilient Lady, impacting the vessel’s second season in Australian waters due to problems in the Red Sea.

Prior to that, Crystal altered a number of sailings in the Red Sea due to the ongoing tensions in the area and Carnival Corporation altered the routes of 12 vessels across seven of its brands.

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