Example: [Collected via e-mail, June 2010]
Instead, they informed the passengers they would stop in Egypt as an alternative.
Princess is now bowing to pressure and boycotting Israel .
Please pass this on to all Jewish Americans in order to let them know that there are alternatives to Princess.
Origins: On 31 May 2010, Israeli commandos stormed the six-ship Freedom Flotilla in international waters off the coast of the Gaza Strip as it carried some 10,000 tons of aid and up to
The attack on the Gaza-bound humanitarian aid convoy served to heighten tensions in that area of the world. In response to the potential for retaliatory attacks on Israel, Princess Cruises canceled the
Princess Cruises said of their decision that:
We made the decision strictly in the best interest of the safety of our passengers and crew, to cancel the call in Ashdod the following day.
Pacific Princess is scheduled to visit the ports of Haifa and Ashdod at the end of June 2010 during its
| Statement from Princess Cruises |
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