our protocols are effective. The latest cases also demonstrate this

The Msc Grandiose

The identification of some isolated cases demonstrates, once again, the validity of our safety and health protocol to effectively protect all passengers, crew and territories visited by our ships “. Thus began a note issued by MSC Cruises, following the peak of infections recorded recently on board the Grandiosa, with about 150 people tested positive in the tests carried out in the passage from Marseille to Genoa.

“During the numerous checks carried out by the company – continues the note – it emerged, also due to the significant worsening of the pandemic situation on land, the positivity to Covid of some passengers embarked on Grandiosa. Most of them are asymptomatic. By implementing the strict measures provided for in our protocol, positive passengers and their close contacts were immediately isolated in balcony cabins and assisted from a health point of view, being disembarked in Genoa to be transferred in protected mode to their homes.

The anti-Covid procedures developed by MSC are rigorous and provide, “among the numerous measures, the vaccination of all passengers and the entire crew, which is also regularly tested every two days, while cruise passengers are subjected to swabs at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the cruise. On the ship there is also physical distancing, in addition to the obligation to wear a mask and the continuous sanitization of the environments and contact surfaces “.

Msc – concludes the document – has safely transported over one million passengers from the restart of the cruises (August 2020) to today. In fact, safety procedures are applied on board that are not matched by any other sector of tourism and hospitality, thus allowing to identify cases of positive people who on land would probably never have been identified and who represent, in any case, a much lower percentage than the cases of contagion developed on the ground “.