Posts Tagged ‘Norovirus / Gastrointestinal Outbreak’

Almost 100 people afflicted with norovirus on cruise ship

Friday, August 11th, 2017

The Sun PrincessAlmost 100 passengers aboard a Sun Princess cruise ship suffered the symptoms of norovirus during a 10-day cruise of the South Pacific, according to news reports. (

Norovirus on the Coral Princess

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

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. (

Cruise-ship cleaning standards in lawyers’ sights

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

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. (

Gastro outbreak repeat aboard Sun Princess cruise ship

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Not even crew members decked out in hazmat suits could prevent the dreaded norovirus from striking down passengers aboard a cruise ship currently docked in Brisbane. (

Gastro outbreak hits 90 passengers on Sun Princess cruise ship, Queensland Health says

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

The Sun PrincessA gastro outbreak on a cruise ship has affected about 90 holidaymakers, leaving others hoping to board in Brisbane with a prolonged and anxious wait as the ship is disinfected, Queensland Health says. (

Norovirus suspected after 104 become ill on Tampa-bound cruise ship

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Oosterdam - Holland America LineA cruise ship scheduled to depart from Tampa on Friday will undergo a thorough sanitation after a suspected Norovirus outbreak on the ship. (

Woman found dead on board cruise ship

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Australian police officials confirmed Sunday they were called on board a P&O Pacific Jewel cruise ship Saturday afternoon following reports that a 79-year-old woman had died. The boat was docked off the coast of Cairns, near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. (

One dead after claim of gastro on Pacific Jewel cruise ship

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Pacific Jewel moored in SydneyOne woman has died and several people are said to be unwell after what a family member said was an outbreak of gastroenteritis on a cruise ship off the coast of Queensland. (

Saga Sapphire: Cruise passengers suffer suspected norovirus on passenger ship

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

The Saga Sapphire  (Photo Jim the Geordie at Jim's Tyneside photo blog)A total 25 people on a cruise ship that landed in Dover were struck by an outbreak of contagious illness. The victims were sick with suspected norovirus as they sailed on the Saga Sapphire, which landed at Dover Cruise Terminal early this morning (1 Sep.). (

Passengers struck down by norovirus on board Boudicca are entitled to compensation

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Boudicca. In this image sailing around the Isle of Mull, Scotland (Courtesy Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines)Sixteen British holidaymakers who fell seriously ill on board a Fred Olsen cruise ship are entitled to compensation, the Court of Appeal has ruled. (

How Clean Is Your Cruise Ship? Sanondaf is urging cruise companies to make sure their cleaning regimes are up to scratch

Friday, June 10th, 2016

In light of the spate of recent Norovirus outbreaks on cruise ships, disinfection and decontamination specialist Sanondaf is urging cruise companies to make sure their cleaning regimes are up to scratch. (more…)

Update: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Official Statement

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that there are no guests currently in isolation in their cabins on board Balmoral’s 34-night L1608 ‘Old England to New England’ cruise, which departed from Southampton, UK on 16th April 2016.

Cruise ship carrying hundreds sick with suspected norovirus docks in Halifax

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Dozens of passengers wandered off a British cruise ship in Halifax on Wednesday, weary from a virulent gastrointestinal illness that sickened hundreds of people on board and kept some in their cabins for days. (

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

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

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. (

Norovirus Outbreak Confirmed Onboard Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral Cruise Ship

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Balmoral - Fred. Olsen Cruise LinesAn outbreak of norovirus has been confirmed onboard Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral cruise ship, affecting passengers on the current 34-night Old England to New England voyage, which left Southampton on April 16. (

CDC investigating after 97 fall sick on Disney cruise ship

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

The CDC is investigating an outbreak of a stomach bug aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship last week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 92 passengers and 5 crew members reported falling ill. (

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Official Statement

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that Balmoral has not been quarantined in Norfolk. A gastro-enteritis type illness has affected a number of guests on board its 34-night L1608 ‘Old England to New England’ cruise, which departed from Southampton on 16th April 2016.

Report: Balmoral Docks in Norfolk, Virginia With Norovirus

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Balmoral - Fred. Olsen Cruise LinesFred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral, which is docked in Norfolk, VA, has asked seven guests to remain in their cabin due to a norovirus outbreak, NewsChannel 3 reports. (

Queen Mary 2 cruise liner banned from entering Jordanian waters

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Brits on board the Queen Mary 2 had their holiday plans scuppered as the lavish cruise liner was banned from entering Jordanian waters following an outbreak of highly-contagious norovirus. (

Cunard’s QM2 Cruise Liner Forced to Skip Two Ports Because of Norovirus Outbreak Onboard

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 has been denied entry to Aqaba in Jordan and Salalah in Oman because of a norovirus outbreak onboard the ship. (

Cruise ship docked in Melbourne after gastro outbreak

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

The Golden Princess docked in Melbourne yesterday after hundreds of passengers were struck down with the bug. (

Cruise-ship passengers on a luxury two-week voyage around the South Pacific ‘struck down by gastro’

Monday, March 21st, 2016

A luxury cruise ship sailing around the South Pacific has reportedly seen an outbreak of a stomach bug.The Golden Princess South Pacific left Melbourne for the South Pacific on March 8 and is expected to dock back at the Australian port on Tuesday, according to the Herald Sun. (

Cruise Ship That Was Damaged in Storm Turns Around Again

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Anthem of the Seas (Foto: Christian Eckardt - Columbus Cruise Center) A cruise ship that was battered by a major Atlantic storm earlier this month was headed back to its home port Sunday as another squall and a norovirus outbreak threatened its current voyage. (

Oceania Riviera Cruise Cut Short Because of Gastro Illness; Next Boarding Delayed

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

MV Riviera at Barcelona on the eve of her christening (Courtesy Peter Knego - Oceania Riviera returned to Miami two days early from its most recent cruise Saturday, due to an outbreak of norovirus, so the ship could undergo sanitation. (

Cruise ship pros offer guidelines to avoid disease

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

When it comes to fighting disease and promoting good health, cruise ships don’t usually spring to mind. But with more than 20 million people taking cruises every year, ship personnel are experts at keeping germs at bay and healing sick passengers fast. (

Sick passengers on board Diamond Princess cruise ship in Sydney

Friday, February 5th, 2016

More than 150 passengers and crew have been struck with gastro on a cruise ship that docked in Sydney on Thursday morning. (

Up to 158 cruise passengers sick with gastro following outbreak on Sydney-bound ship

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

The Diamond Princess docked in Circular Quay early Thursday morning after a 12-day trip around New Zealand, with passengers on board suffering from gastro. (

Report: Cruise ship stomach sickness becoming less common

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Health officials say cruise ship passengers are getting sick with a stomach bug less often. (

‘Worse than a one-star motel’: P&O Pacific Eden cruise sees 60 hit with gastro

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Passengers aboard a “floating disaster ship” that docked in Sydney on Monday morning say a gastroenteritis outbreak was just one of a number of problems that plagued the 12-night cruise. (

Suspected Norovirus Outbreak Hits Holland America Line’s Veendam

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Holland America Line’s Veendam was hit with a possible norovirus outbreak on its December 20-27 cruise, ending in San Diego on Sunday. (

Pacific Eden cruise ship rocked by claims it is a floating sick bay

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Passengers aboard P&O’s newly-launched cruise liner say it is anything but a Pacific Eden, with a gastrointestinal outbreak affecting a number of passengers ahead of its return to Sydney on Monday. (

Gastro outbreak hits 182 passengers on luxury cruise ship docked in Sydney

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

The Explorer of the SeasA viral bug is the likely cause of an outbreak of gastroenteritis on a luxury cruise liner, New South Wales health authorities say. (