Technically, Celebrity Equinox’s call at Istanbul wasn’t canceled today, but the call was modified drastically for security reasons.
Istanbul was the turnaround point for the ship, and it was scheduled to arrive on Sunday with passengers on the last cruise spending the night aboard the ship in Istanbul and disembarking Monday. A new group of passengers was to board today, giving them the night and some of Tuesday in Istanbul before the ship sailed at 1pm on Tuesday. It didn’t happen quite like that.
The complete story appeared in the August 24 edition of Cruise News Daily.