Tagged: Norovirus / Gastrointestinal Outbreak

More than 200 people sickened on Royal Caribbean cruise

About 220 people on Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas became sick during their 5-night Caribbean cruise this week. The 220 reported cases of gastro-intestinal illness symptoms represented less than 5 percent of the 5,547 guests and crew on board, Royal Caribbean spokesman Owen Torres said. (local10.com)




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Norovirus on the Coral Princess

The Coral Princess arrived in Fort Lauderdale this weekend with 157 of 2,016 cruise passengers aboard the Princess Cruises’ ship stricken with nausea/vomiting and diarrhea which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suspect are symptoms related to norovirus. (cruiselawnews.com)




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Cruise-ship cleaning standards in lawyers’ sights

The cleaning of cruise ships between trips looks set to be in focus as lawyers eye Carnival Australia for a lawsuit over recent gastro-ridden cruises. The Courier Mail reported that Shine Lawyers had been contacted by passengers keen for compensation for disappointment and personal injury after they were hit by norovirus during cruises on the Sun Princess. (travel.startsat60.com)




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Update: Norovirus Outbreak Confirmed Onboard Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral Cruise Ship, More Passengers Reported Sick

A further 20 passengers have reported illness overnight. Fred. Olsen emphasized that the illness had not at this stage been confirmed as norovirus, “but we wish to take every precaution,” and cancel the planned visit. (cruisecritic.com)




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