I'm alarmed to hear that Dakar may be crossed off the itinerary for the Rome to Manaus Nov 28 09 sailing. In fact, that is probably a deal breaker with me. I agree with the folks who want to see and experience other cultures and I was REALLY REALLY looking forward to seeing a bit of Sénégal! ...as well as Tunis and Morocco.
In fact, to see Africa and the Amazon are the only reasons I would take the time off work and shell out the bucks for this cruise. Canary Islands? Please, it's about as African as Carnoustie, Scotland, since it's a major holiday scene for folks in Britain, many of whom own second homes and vacation condos there.
From whence comes this report that Dakar has been canceled?? I can't find it mentioned on the Princess website?