Holland America has joined Seabourn Cruise Line and Regent Seven Seas Cruises in dropping calls along the West Coast of Africa in the wake of the Ebola outbreak.Holland America says port stops in Ghana, Gambia and Senegal scheduled for November and December during a 35-day “Africa Explorer” cruise will be replaced with extra days in other regions. The voyage kicks off in Cape Town, South Africa on Nov. 15 and is taking place on the line’s 1,404-passenger Rotterdam.Seabourn has cancelled calls in Gambia and Senegal on a 32-night South Africa sailing that begins on Nov. 19, and Regent has canceled a Senegal stop on a 21-night Lisbon to Miami voyage that begins on Oct. 13. RELATED: What you need to know about EbolaBritish line Fred. Olsen also has made changes to itineraries that feature West Africa.The Ebola outbreak has centered around the West African countries of Liberia, Guinea an Sierra Leone — none of which were on the itineraries in question. See USA TODAY’s map showing the spread of the illness.Senegal, which borders Guinea, has had a single case. Ghana and Gambia are not involved in the current outbreak.Only a handful of cruise ships visit West Africa each year.
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