MSC Seashore cruise ship refused entry to Ocean Cay (Bahamas private island)

   December 31, 2021 ,   Accidents

MSC Cruises' flagship MSC Seashore was refused entry to Ocean Cay (MSC's private Bahamian island) on December 30 due to COVID cases onboard.

Seashore is currently having an unknown number of COVID-positive crew and passengers onboard. 

On December 23, the liner arrived at PortMiami Florida USA with dozens of COVID-positive crew and passengers. In a letter, MSC informed passengers that "a limited number of guests and crew" had tested positive for the Coronavirus during routine monitoring. 28 (all fully vaccinated) of the 4714 people (passengers plus crew, or 0,59% of all) had been discovered to be positive.   

The health protocols of the line were implemented "immediately" and all guests who tested positive as well as their close contacts were isolated in balcony staterooms in a separate area on the liner. The majority of the positive people were asymptomatic, some had mild symptoms.

The vessel now has to offer passengers a day at sea, since there is no alternative to a cruise call. 

MSC Seashore will return to PortMiami tomorrow, January 1, 2022, as scheduled.

For more MSC Seashore incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.