Celebrity Solstice Skips Bali Due to Increased Risk of Terrorist Attack

Celebrity Solstice abaft during sea

(11:47 p.m. AEST) — Celebrity Solstice cancelled a scheduled stop in Bali currently due to a “potential for militant attacks” in Indonesia.

In a minute distributed to passengers over a weekend, common on a Celebrity Cruises house by Cruise Critic member NorbertsNiece , a ship’s master, Captain Yannis Berdos, pronounced a conditions had been closely monitored given sailing from Fremantle, Western Australia.

“The many new information in a past few days prove that a probability of an occurrence in Bali has increased. Also, a Balinese New Year is Mar 9 and new past advisories have named this date as one that could be targeted by terrorists,” Captain Berdos wrote.

Celebrity Solstice is approaching instead to wharf overnight in Darwin, where it was due to arrive on 10 March. Passengers who had requisitioned a journey line’s tours in Bali perceived a refund.

Celebrity Cruises has been monitoring a confidence conditions in Indonesia, including new transport recommendation from a Australian and UK governments.

In a statement, a line said: “After contention with a tellurian confidence group in Miami, we have motionless to cancel Celebrity Solstice’s call to Bali on Monday, Mar 7. This preference was done in an contentment of caution, and we apologize for a impact on a guests’ cruise. The reserve of a guest and organisation is always a inaugural concern.

“We will continue to guard a confidence conditions in Indonesia and will forewarn guest or their transport agents if there are changes to destiny sailings that revisit Bali.”

The latest recommendation from a Australian Government’s smarttraveller.gov.au website, posted on 25 Feb 2016, states: “Recent indications advise that terrorists might be in a modernized stages of scheming attacks in Indonesia. The altogether turn of recommendation has not changed. We advise we to practice a high grade of counsel in Indonesia, including Bali.”

Celebrity Solstice is sailing a 17-night channel from Fremantle to Sydney, that over 3 March. Bali was set to be a usually general pier on a semi-circumnavigation Australia cruise.

–By Louise Goldsbury, Australia Editor

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