Princess Cruises announced that it is canceling port calls to West Africa because of the Ebola epidemic.
The cruise line is avoiding Cotonou, Benin; Lome, Togo; Team, Ghana; and Dakar, Senegal.
Princess had scheduled a 30-day West Africa Adventure cruise departing May 5, 2015.
As we reported two weeks ago, Regent Seven Seas, Seaborne, Fred Olsen and Holland America Line canceled stops in West Africa.
Princess issued this statement:
"As you may know, there has been an epidemic of Ebola virus disease in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. As the safety and well- being of our guests and crew are our top priority, and in working closely with and following the guidance issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have made the necessary decision to cancel our calls to Cotonou, Benin; Lome, Togo; Team, Ghana; and Dakar, Senegal."
Don’t forget to read our prior article: Ebola on the High Seas: Should Cruise Passengers Worry About Becoming Infected?
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