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Gems to the Southeast Europe -- Any Changes of October 2016 Bookings

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Hi Kristin,


Thanks so much for making AMA and yourself available to field questions here. We're about to take our second AMA cruise (Gems of the Southeast) this October 2016, with the 4 day post-cruise stay in Istanbul, which we were so looking forward to enjoy. We booked our airfare separately a while ago. When some of the turmoil occurred in Istanbul this year, we seriously considered changing our itinerary for the post cruise. Before we made final payment on this booking in July, we had the opportunity to change our post-cruise with AMA to Bucharest and make adjustments to our airfare, with no additional airfare changes. But we were assured by our travel agent that AMA was still going to proceed with the post-cruise tour to Istanbul and we've already procured our Turkey Visas and can't really change our airfare plans from Istanbul to the USA, without incurring any change fees.


So, we haven't received our paperwork from AMA for this cruise, and we're now within 60 days of departure. We've checked-in online with AMA and we've noticed that there are no limited tours offered for Istanbul. With the recent terrorist attacks in Turkey and the failed coup, are there any recent changes to the post-cruise excursion to Turkey, which we have already paid in our booking? And when can we expect our cruise package from AMA?


Just wondering and any information you can provide would be most appreciative.

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Hi 'Boogwoog',


Our Limited Edition Tour programs are only offered during the cruise portion of the itinerary. Currently, our post-cruise program in Istanbul remains unaltered and sightseeing excursions will be offered. These will be detailed in your cruise documents which should arrive shortly for your October sailing!


We can't wait to welcome you back onboard!



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