Staff members of the MSC Grandiosa cruise liner signal through a porthole before the departure of the liner from Genoa. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP Staff members of the MSC Grandiosa cruise liner signal through a porthole before the departure of the liner from Genoa. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP
Staff members of the MSC Grandiosa cruise liner signal through a porthole before the departure of the liner from Genoa. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP

A test for the cruise industry as first big Mediterranean Sea voyage begins since Covid-19 lockdowns

  • After a smaller European cruise operator had to abort its resumption of services amid a wave of Covid-19 infections, all eyes are on the MSC Grandiosa this week
  • Passengers and crew were tested for the virus before the liner sailed from Genoa, as the industry looks to stem its losses by showing cruising is safe again

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Staff members of the MSC Grandiosa cruise liner signal through a porthole before the departure of the liner from Genoa. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP Staff members of the MSC Grandiosa cruise liner signal through a porthole before the departure of the liner from Genoa. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP
Staff members of the MSC Grandiosa cruise liner signal through a porthole before the departure of the liner from Genoa. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP
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