The transfer of the Indian crew members to the Seville Airport was carried out on 9 buses in order to avoid setbacks and ensure the operation was conducted following safety protocols by the health authorities. The flight took off at 8 PM (on Friday) and the crew landed in Mumbai Saturday morning (at 9:30 AM).
After reaching India, the Carnival crew were transferred to JW Marriott Hotel (Mumbai) where will be quarantined for 7 days, then follows 1 week of self-isolation at home.
Carnival Victory arrived at Navantia Shipyard (Cadiz) on March 12, 2020, in the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, carrying 3000+ crew and contractor workers. The liner was scheduled to undergo a major (USD 200 million) drydock transformation after which will be renamed to Carnival Radiance.
Due to the suspension of the shipyard's activities, the drydock was postponed and Carnival Victory remained moored at the dock.
The majority of the crew stranded on the cruise liner already left the shipyard on April 2, with 30 buses that took them to Malaga Airport.