The world's last cruise liner still carrying passengers sails back home

   April 20, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

MSC Magnifica pulled into her final port of call - Marseille France - to disembark 1700+ passengers from Monday, April 20, onward.

The world voyage left Genoa Italy in January 2020 and was in the other corner of the Earth when cruise ports began to shut down. With nowhere to sail, the MSC Shipping-owned passenger liner started the long voyage back home. Magnifica's passengers last disembarked the ship 6 weeks ago. Their trip included presidential pleas, political storms, and one death.

MSC Magnifica cruise ship

MSC Magnifica was one of 3 liners still cruising with passengers on board. The other two are also scheduled to disembark their tourists on Monday - Pacific Princess in Los Angeles CA, and Costa Deliziosa in Barcelona Spain (also will disembark cruisers in Genoa afterwards).

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