The MSC Cruises' ship MSC Fantasia, which was hit by a Coronavirus outbreak while sailing in Italy, docked Thursday afternoon, January 12, in Port Palma de Mallorca (Majorca Island, Balearic Spain).
54 positive cases have been detected among the liner's crew members after they were tested.
Several ambulances were deployed to Mallorca Port to transfer the positive crew to a government COVID hotel for quarantine. Further details have not been revealed.
MSC Fantasia's visit to Palma was part of a 7-day Med itinerary roundtrip from Barcelona (Spain).
This is the second liner affected by a COVID outbreak in less than a week to have docked in Palma. Last Friday, January 7, MSC Grandiosa docked in the port with 15 positive cases among the guests and crew.
The Foreign Health Service assured the confirmed positives were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms. None of them required hospitalization.
For more MSC Fantasia incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.