The terrorism alert has led the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to terminate for security reasons, 61 moorings of his ships in Turkish ports planned for 2016.
The decision was taken because of the recent attacks, and in particular the last of 12 January 2016, in Istanbul that killed 10 German tourists in the historic center of Sultanahmet.
The Norwegian shipping company, one of the major players in the global cruise industry, shifts its routes and will dock rather than in Istanbul and other Turkish Aegean and Mediterranean ports in Greece. The decision is queued to the choice of other companies who already in 2015 had suspended the moorings in Turkey. MSC Cruises for example, the market leading cruise company in Europe and South America, has announced the suspension of landings in Turkey by the end of March, substituting for the moment Istanbul and Izmir to Athens and Mykonos.
Meanwhile, Norwegian Cruise Line has provided, for the summer season 2017, new stages and new routes, in Eastern and Western Europe.