Since the CDC’s no-sail order to the on March 14, cruise ships of very different size and circumstance set course for port.
The sea has now been emptied of its cruise ships and their 23.63 million annual passengers. All apart from one.
The MSC Magnifica due to dock today in Marseille is the final ship still sailing with passengers. It’s been quite a reposition. The last time her 1,769 passengers were allowed to disembark was in New Zealand, on the 10th of March.
The round-the-world cruise which began in Genoa on January 9th could not have expected an exotic and as-yet unnamed corona virus to develop into pandemic, nor had they thought their ship would be the last one left sailing.
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