Libya Barring Americans

This news is kind of a downer. Libya, who had promised recently to be our friend, has been restricting the tourist visas of American citizens trying to go there. The cruise ship industry had added Libya to their ports of call so that the rich could sip champagne and visit this “new frontier”. With the restrictions then, Seabourn Cruise Line decided to drop Libya from its port stops in 2007 after repeated petitions to the Libyan authorities requesting visas for its American passengers were denied. Passengers on the two voyages that were to stop in Libya will instead go to Turkey and Greece, or Italy and Malta.