Le Jacques Cartier has been held this week in Syracuse, Sicily. The voyage had been planned to end at Piraeus on Monday.
Everyone will disembark in Marseille
The ship left Syracuse shortly after midnight Saturday and is scheduled to arrive in Marseille at 8 a.m. Monday. Passengers and crew will disembark under the control of local and national health authorities.
During the Oct. 25 cruise that embarked at Valletta, Malta, two cases were detected among the crew the night of departure. The following day, Italian authorities in Syracuse forbid anyone from going ashore.
Everyone on board underwent PCR tests, which confirmed 13 cases. Those infected were isolated in their cabins under medical care.
Ponant said no major evolution or critical symptoms have been reported during the last 48 hours.
60 Ponant cruises since July 11
Since July 11, Ponant has operated more than 60 cruises carrying a total of 3,500 passengers.
Delivered in July, the 184-passenger Le Jacques Cartier is the company's newest ship. It had sailed 10 cruises off the Britanny coast before heading to the Mediterranean for its last two sailings before winter.