The MSC Grandiosa left the port of Genoa on August 16. It was the first cruise to sail the Mediterranean in months. The ship can carry up to 6,000 passengers — but it had only 2,500 on board.
Travel restrictions and fear of the coronavirus pandemic have kept many Europeans at home this summer, and most of those who have traveled have not crossed their countrys borders. This posed a challenge for some territories that rely heavily on tourism: In some EU countries, the sector generates up to a quarter of wealth and jobs.
From airports to hotels to jobs, here is a look at Europes zombie summer season.