Egypt’s Tourism Minister Khaled Ramy has contacted Monday the head of the Italian Federation of Travel & Tourism Associations (FIAVET). Ramy aimed to uncover plausible reasons behind MSC Cruises’ decision to skip port calls in Egypt.
The Italian cruise ship made a statement last Saturday saying its ships would skip port calls in Ukraine and Egypt for the rest of the year and next winter over concerns for safety.
Hence, the company will replace stops in Ukraine and Egypt with destinations like the Greek islands Rhodes and Heraklion, Crete, as well as Limassol, Cyprus, and Eilat, Israel, the statement added.
MSC Cruises possess one of the biggest cruises in the world with capacity that reaches around 2500 tourist and 950 employees.
Furthermore, the Egyptian minister added that his ministry would send a delegation soon to meet with the heads of FIAVET as well as of MSC Cruises, seeking to reconsider the company’s latest decision.