Costa Deliziosa passengers not allowed to disembark in France

   April 18, 2020 ,   Accidents

Costa Deliziosa is Costa Cruises' only ship still cruising (since January 2020) and without port calls for a month despite the absence of suspected Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. The liner is scheduled to end its world cruise in Port Genoa Italy, where most of its crew and all passengers will be disembarked. On April 20, it will stop in Barcelona to disembark ~160 Spanish passengers.

There are 1814 passengers of various nationalities aboard Costa Deliziosa (one went down to Marsala for health problems) including 898 crew members and 310 Italians.

The cruise was scheduled to end on April 26 in Port Venice, where Deliziosa left on January 5.

Costa Deliziosa cruise ship

On Friday, April 17, the regional administration for the Bouches-du-Rhone, southern France cited a nationwide ban on allowing foreign cruise ships to dock, as part of the country's virus-related confinement measures.

According to the French administration, Costa Deliziosa sought to make a stop in Marseille Fos Port on Friday to disembark ~1400 passengers who wanted to get out before the final call in Venice. In recent weeks, the administration granted exemptions to 6 other cruise ships to allow French passengers disembark but refused this time.

For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.