Last major cruise ship at sea fails to dock due to rough weather
The planned docking of the world’s last major cruise ship remaining at sea was scuttled by rough seas Tuesday, the port authority of Genoa, Italy, said.
The Costa Deliziosa is now anchored just outside the port, officials said.
“The captain decided not to dock this afternoon given the sea conditions. The ship is located about 7 km from the coast and the docking was scheduled for this afternoon. It is unlikely that the ship will dock before tomorrow morning,” the port authority operations room told CNN.
Costa Deliziosa has 1,519 remaining guests and 898 crew on board. No cases of coronavirus have been reported cases on board the ship, a statement to CNN from Costa Cruises said Tuesday.
Other than that ship, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) says there are no major cruise ships with passengers at sea anywhere in the world.
Some context: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States issued a “no sail order” for cruise ships on March 14 in order to fight the spread of coronavirus. The original 30-day order was extended effective April 15. The CDC said CLIA voluntarily complied with the order.