Two more cruise lines have canceled upcoming Asia itineraries
due to the SARS scare.
Crystal Cruises said it is canceling three cruises in Asia,
beginning with its April 15 12-day cruise aboard the Crystal
Harmony from Tianjin (the port of Beijing) to Yokohama. Also
canceled were the 15-day cruise beginning April 24 from Beijing to
Yokohama, and the subsequent 15-day May 9 transpacific cruise from
Yokohama to Vancouver. The reason, according to Crystal, was a
"high rate of cancellations" by passengers.
ResidenSea said that it would redeploy The World this spring to
the west coasts of the U.S., Mexico and Canada rather than in Asia.
The World was scheduled to sail from Australia to Asia beginning
April 24. Instead, the ship will sail from Cairns April 24 and
cross the Pacific to Los Angeles and begin sailing southbound and
northbound along the coast until July 11.