An e-mail has been circulating which alleges that Princess Cruises has made a policy decision to "boycott Israel" and has cancelled its scheduled stops at the port at Ashdod.
This rumor is false.
During the week of the Gaza Flotilla incident, when the flotilla ships were directed to Ashdod, a Princess Cruises ship did cancel a scheduled stop at the Ashdod port due to security concerns. The same cruise stopped at Haifa as scheduled.
According to a statement by Princess Cruise Lines, the next cruise to stop at Ashdod is scheduled for the end of June 2010 and, security permitting, they expect to keep to the published itinerary.