Will Libya Again Open to U.S. Cruise Passengers?

Posted May 25th 2010 05:05 PMUpdated May 25th 2010 06:10 PM

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It may sound like forbidden fruit, but U.S. citizens can go to Libya. Only officials in Libya decided a few years ago not to have us.

Now comes word from a cruise industry newsletter Seatrade Insider that the Libyans may have had a change of heart.

Seatrade quotes a Libyan tour operator as saying not only has a restriction on tourist visas ended, but U.S. cruise passengers can visit on ships on group visas as well.

Ports of call in Libya include Tripoli and Benghazi, and the country has a wealth of well-preserved Roman ruins among other attractions.

The Libyan Consulate in Washington did not return AOL Travel's calls for comment.

Cruise lines that previously visited Libya include Silversea and Holland America, but a spokesman for Silversea said it's been several years since the line called there.

The lines started visiting in 2004, after the U.S. lifted restrictions on travel to Libya. But in 2006 the government abruptly denied access to ships with U.S. citizens onboard. Most lines pulled out of the country, but some British and Italian ships continue to call.

A Holland America executive we talked with said they are always looking for new and interesting ports to visit.
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rick

larry you are an IDIOT...why dont you move to mexico and apply for welfare there you bleeding heart liberal brain dead panzy

May 27 2010 at 7:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rick

vist the usa this year on your vacations...americans need the money...and this is a big beautiful country with so many things to see and do.....screw the rest of the world

May 27 2010 at 6:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gil

Yea your right we got off track like telling people to meet other people. so here is something relevant to this story FU@K LIBYA. (nude pictures and sex vid of mo mar kahadafi and meet other like minded terrorist singles @ www.scrwepeace.com

May 27 2010 at 1:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Lori

And STILL not on the original topic

May 27 2010 at 1:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cricket

first to Ikfman and elPadre BOARDERS

and most Americans are concerned about Arizona. have you seen the pictures where the illegals cross the the desert, it is Sad. Mr President Obama instead of honoring Felipe Calderon , You need to send Mexico a bill for clean up. You can use them bleeding hearts from Cqalifornia to do the labor , see how they like it. And maybe President Calderon will pay them , and take his trash back and dump it in a land fill in Mexico.

May 27 2010 at 1:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Lori

Still not on the original topic

May 27 2010 at 1:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gil

Larry why should we teach our American kid's any other language unless it's for fun, Are you not proud of the language that has obviously given you some what of an education at least enough to communicate with other English speaking people. Do you not live in the United States? And how is it that you can say so matter of fact that the third generations were the first to learn English that doesn't make any sense, If that were true then how did the country manage any sort of commerce or growth without a common language (English) If I just showed up at your house one day and demanded that you let me move in and live in your house using all your gas. electric. and eating your food, And bringing all my relatives to live in your home .But not living bye the rules that you have set for your household, How long would you let them stay? And the Mexican's are not largely Indian blood, And even if they were what does it have to do with the land stealing Europeans witch were from Spain originally. Oh I get it only white Europeans huh. Get your facts straight and try learning about this country's history and not the history they teach in our school's, The real history. Adios Amigo. PS I am an American Mexican just in case you wanted to know.

May 27 2010 at 1:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Lori

Not on the topic

May 27 2010 at 1:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lori

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I just reread the article (blog), "Will Libya Again Open to U.S. Cruise Passengers” Was the blog about the possibility of Libyan officials are now in talks with major cruise lines to be included in their port of calls to increase tourism? I thought the blog was about the possibility of taking a Mediterranean Cruise where Libya could be included as one of your Ports of Calls. It seems to me that the comments have gotten off the beaten path and have taken the road less traveled. While the letter submitted by Mark had some very valid points, it was not appropriate for this forum. Much like when people submit commits about where to met great singles, just not appropriate to this forum. The fine print at the bottom states "Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry" It's no wonder we see people disregard the values of our country when we refuse to follow the rules of a simply blog. Come on people, let's get back on track. Love and Peace

May 27 2010 at 1:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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