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MSC Magnifica refused permission to disembark in Hobart

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We spent the last 2 weeks in NZ on Ovation & docked in Sydney no problem 2 days ago. seems the story relates more to protection of passengers than them bringing the virus to Tassie.

 

"  Cruise company MSC Cruises had taken the decision to stop people disembarking "to ensure [passengers'] health and safety, in response to potential risk of COVID-19", according to a TasPorts spokesperson."

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38 minutes ago, avalon007 said:

We spent the last 2 weeks in NZ on Ovation & docked in Sydney no problem 2 days ago. seems the story relates more to protection of passengers than them bringing the virus to Tassie.

 

"  Cruise company MSC Cruises had taken the decision to stop people disembarking "to ensure [passengers'] health and safety, in response to potential risk of COVID-19", according to a TasPorts spokesperson."

There are five cases of people tested positive with the virus in the whole of Tasmania!  Seems people can get off the ship but not get back on.

Seems a very strange decision by MSC.  Maybe because it is on a World Cruise.

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26 minutes ago, dillpickle48 said:

According to ABC News, some passengers and staff got off and are not returning.  Worried about being stuck at sea.

 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-14/cruise-ship-passengers-arriving-in-hobart/12056370

Yes I saw an interview from one staff member who was glad he got off in Hobart.  He was sharing an inside cabin with someone he didn't know. 

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11 minutes ago, MMDown Under said:

Yes I saw an interview from one staff member who was glad he got off in Hobart.  He was sharing an inside cabin with someone he didn't know. 

Sharing an inside cabin with a stranger is reason not to go at all, let alone get off !!! LOL 

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I have friends on this cruise. They have had an amazing time so far and can only hope it continues. They are doing a blog and did mention a few upcoming ports that will be cancelled. Hope that Sydney is still an open port.

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10 minutes ago, avalon007 said:

Sharing an inside cabin with a stranger is reason not to go at all, let alone get off !!! LOL 

Guess staff have no choice.

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8 minutes ago, #1cruiseaholic said:

I have friends on this cruise. They have had an amazing time so far and can only hope it continues. They are doing a blog and did mention a few upcoming ports that will be cancelled. Hope that Sydney is still an open port.

Hobart was open.  It was a MSC decision to not let passengers who disembarked to reboard the ship.  There was another ship there as well. (Sea Princess)

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8 minutes ago, MMDown Under said:

Guess staff have no choice.

I didn't realise he was staff, I agree they would have no choice.

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