After being denied entry in 2 countries, Costa Fortuna heads for Singapore
The cruise ship Costa Fortuna will land in Singapore on March 10 after being turned away from Thailand and Malaysia ports over coronavirus alert.
The Italian cruise line Costa Cruises, and also the Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA Singapore) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) have confirmed this.
Due to the restrictions recently introduced in those countries for people coming from Italy, the ship has not been allowed to call in Thailand and Malaysia over the past few days.
“Costa Fortuna is heading towards Singapore where it is due to end its cruise on March 10 as planned,” Costa Cruises announced.
All passengers from Costa Fortuna had boarded from Singapore and conducted pre-boarding checks before boarding. The Singapore homeporting ship last departed port on March 3.
The cruise terminals in Singapore remain open to scheduled trip calls from Singapore. Singapore has treated more than 10 scheduled visits by cruise ships over the past two weeks and disembarked more than 5,000 passengers.
Since 24 February unscheduled calls have been prohibited in Singapore. Costa Cruises has also told that it will cancel Costa Fortuna's next cruise due to departure from Singapore on March 10.
Maritime Business World