RSSC-Regent Seven Seas Cruises canceled a number of port calls in China part of company's itinerary schedule for 2020 (February 12 through March 14).
While travelers on the RSSC Social Club FB group had speculated that the visits were canceled for political reasons, the cruise line revealed the changes were because of berthing conflicts.
The travel advisory of the State Department regarding China, last updated on January 3, rates the country at "Level 2: Exercised Increased Caution" on the 4-point travel advisory scale. The rating puts China at the same level as several other popular tourist destinations, including the UK, Italy, France, and Mexico.
The State Department’s advisory warns that "travelers in China should exercise increased caution due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws, special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals, and the prevention of U.S. citizens from leaving China using “exit bans.”