Tourist terror fears

Terror fears prompt rethink.

Cruise Lines Respond To Brussels

by Daniel McCarthy

The attack that left at least 30 dead in Brussels on Tuesday morning has sent cruise lines into crisis mode, deciding whether or not it’s safe to visit Belgian ports in the short and long term.

A little over an hour inland from the nearest cruise port (Zeebrugge), Brussels is a popular attraction for river and ocean cruises, and a major shore excursion destination.

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) said the main concern during any event like this is to make sure “cruise ships have the flexibility to alter their itineraries as needed to avoid areas of higher risk.”

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