Cruise line company will no longer stop in Tunisia after country prohibited Israelis from enteringBy Mason White 4:14 PM March 12, 2014
|Norwegian Cruise Line ship|
By: Hydar Tomar
The tourism industry in Tunisia, suffered a blow after a cruise line operator decided it will boycott the country.
The decision came after the country prohibited a group of Israelis from disembarking from a ship that anchored in the Port of Tunis.
Norwegian Cruise Line, announced its decision on Monday, after the Israeli passengers were not allowed to disembark in Tunisia, because of a last minute decision made by the Tunisian government.
“In response to this discriminatory act, Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that it has canceled all remaining stops to Tunisia, and will not return,” the CEO of the company said. “We want to send a strong message to Tunisia, and ports around the world that we will not tolerate this kind of random acts of discrimination against our clients,” Kevin Sheehan added.
“We are outraged by this act and the fact that they were not notified in advance of the practice,” he continued. A tourism minister however, claimed that the Israelis did not have the proper visas to enter the country.