30 June 2016: Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the bombing attack at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey.
After reviewing all of the available information and along with discussions with our Global Security team in Miami, we have decided to cancel all of Celebrity Cruises’ upcoming turns in Istanbul, Turkey, and replace them with Athens (Piraeus), Greece.
Affected Celebrity Cruises' sailings are as follows:
Celebrity Equinox: 9 July 2016, 16 July 2016, 25 August 2016 and 7 September 2016
Celebrity Constellation: 10 October 2016, 21 October 2016, 2 November 2016 and 14 November 2016
We sincerely apologise for the impact on our guests’ holidays. We did not take this decision lightly, however the safety of our guests and crew is always of the highest importance.
Guest and travel partner communication regarding the changes is our first priority and is in the process of being delivered.
We will be urging all guests to contact their travel agent or travel partner to seek further information in regards to making amends to their travel arrangements; unfortunately Celebrity Cruises is unable to discuss a booking with any guest directly if they booked via a travel agent.
Guests who booked via Celebrity Cruises directly will receive a letter that provides more information, and ask that these guests contact their air travel partner to make alternative arrangements for travel to or from Athens instead of Istanbul. They can also call Celebrity Cruises with any further queries on (AU) 1800 754 500 (NZ) 0800 102 123