Cruise ship disembarkation chaotic, confusing

At 2 a.m. on Tuesday, MSC Fantasia passenger Julie Cruickshanks, 63, received a letter. It was pushed under the door in her stateroom on the Panamanian-flagged cruise ship, which was resting in port in Lisbon, Portugal.

After extra than a week of confusion on board about itinerary variations, disembarkation processes, email messages and bulletins, Cruickshanks discovered in the early several hours of the morning she would be heading property to Liverpool, England, that working day – earlier than envisioned. 

On Sunday, MSC Fantasia disembarked its to start with group of travellers (all Portuguese nationals and inhabitants) in Lisbon, the cruise line explained in a statement offered by spokesperson Alyssa Goldfarb on Tuesday. After leaving the ship, two of those people attendees tested beneficial for coronavirus, the sickness that has infected far more than 417,000 people and killed much more than 18,600 all-around the environment, according to Johns Hopkins info.

“So significantly, British, Brazilian and German nationals/citizens have disembarked, transferring from the ship to Lisbon Airport for their onward journey on MSC Cruises-supplied constitution flights,” Goldfarb mentioned Tuesday, the exact same day Cruickshanks and the other remaining travellers commenced disembarking.

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