The ship docked in Malta Friday morning, October 16, and was not allowed by health authorities to disembark its guests in Valletta after the Captain notified Maltese authorities they had a suspected COVID-19 case onboard.
MSC Grandiosa was allowed to dock in Malta to take only supplies, but its passengers remained onboard. The vessel has since left the country.
This is the first accident where a cruise ship was forced not to disembark passengers since sailings reopened to Malta.
MSC Grandiosa has been visiting the country as part of its Western Mediterranean route in which she has been calling at various Italian ports since August 16.
For more MSC Grandiosa accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.