Virgin Voyages Cancels Dubai Cruise Trips Due to Safety Concerns in the Red Sea
Virgin Voyages, a cruise line company based in Florida, has cancelled some of its cruise trips to Dubai and changed the route of one of its cruise ships.
However, it has now cancelled two of these trips – from Singapore to Dubai in April and from Dubai to Athens in April.
There are concerns about possible escalation of tensions and risks to safe passage through the Red Sea region over the next year.
The Red Sea region has seen increased attacks on commercial ships by Houthi rebels in Yemen in response to Israel’s conflict with Gaza.
Instead of going through the
, Virgin Voyages has changed the route of its cruise ship ‘Resilient Lady’.
The cancellation of Dubai trips on this cruise ship affects Dubai’s tourism industry. Cruise trips contribute to visitor arrivals and spending in Dubai.