Cruise Line To Drop Brunei Stops Over Anti-Gay Law

Travel Agent Central reports:

Princess Cruises is looking to change its calls to Brunei after the destination introduced a harsh penal code that includes laws that make gay sex and adultery punishable by stoning to death, a spokesperson for the cruise line tells Travel Agent.

“Princess Cruises is aware of the news stories circulating about the country of Brunei and the discriminatory views of the country leader towards the LGBTQ community,” the cruise line said in a statement provided to Travel Agent.

“Although we have no calls to Brunei in 2019, we are looking at one itinerary in May 2020 and another in January 2021 that currently include a port call to Brunei, with the intention to make changes to those itineraries. At Princess Cruises we celebrate diversity and equality and would avoid any location where any guests are not treated with dignity and respect.”

Princess is one of Carnival Corporation’s ten cruise brands.