Posts Tagged ‘Norovirus / Gastrointestinal Outbreak’

Baltimore-based cruise ship set to depart tonight despite viral outbreak

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

For the second time in two weeks, a Baltimore-based cruise ship is dealing with an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness.(baltimoresun.com)

Stomach illness that hit 83 people on cruise ship may be linked to norovirus

Friday, April 11th, 2014

At least 66 passengers and 17 crew members came down with a quickly spreading digestive bug aboard the Crown Princess, said spokeswoman Karen Candy of Princess Cruises. (edition.cnn.com)

CLIA, Experts To Harris: Your Poll Is Rubbish!

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Garbage. Not living in reality. Biased. That’s the cruise industry’s reaction to the Harris poll released Wednesday that said that the norovirus scares of the past couple years is still crippling the industry’s reputation. (travelpulse.com)

Harris Poll: Cruise Industry’s Reputation Still Sinking

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Norovirus outbreaks on several ships has slowed the recovery of the cruise industry’s reputation, according to a new poll. (travelpulse.com)

UK. Compensation for cruise illness victims

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Law firm Your Holiday Claims, a division of Farnworth Rose Solicitors in Nelson, have recovered £42,500 in compensation for 26 clients struck down by norovirus on board the Boudicca cruise ship. (burnleyexpress.net)

Cruise Ship Crew Hit by Measles Outbreak

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Some 50 Costa Pacifica crewmembers have been struck by what is suspected to be the measles virus. All affected crew have been disembarked and isolated, and no passengers have reported being sick. (cruisecritic.com)

Holland America’s Veendam Cleared After Outbreak

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

More than 120 people fell ill with gastrointestinal symptoms on Holland America Line’s Veendam during a Panama Canal cruise Feb. 8-22. (travelpulse.com)

A sick way to cruise

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Who’s to blame and what’s the compensation when norovirus strikes a cruise ship? (seattletimes.com)

Houston. Another cruise ship returns early after sickness outbreak

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Another cruise ship has returned to its home port early in the wake of an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness. (thestarpress.com)

Norovirus outbreaks reported on 2 cruise ships that sailed the Caribbean

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Hundreds of people aboard two cruise ships in the Caribbean fell ill due to norovirus, the latest instances in which the stomach bug has thwarted vacationers at sea. (edition.cnn.com)

Royal Caribbean Shortens Cruise Struck by Illness

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Royal Caribbean has announced that Explorer of the Seas will return home two days early to allow for an extensive cleaning of the ship, its third round of sanitation since reports of gastrointestinal illness began to emerge last week. (cruisecritic.com)

Vomiting bug cruise ship Boudicca docks in Belfast

Friday, October 4th, 2013

A cruise ship that was hit with an outbreak of a “gastroenteritis-type illness” has docked in Belfast. (bbc.co.uk)

Another Fred. Olsen Cruise Ship Hit with Stomach Bug

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

During a 10-night Baltic cruise, 85 passengers on Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca out of a total of 763 passengers onboard, became ill with a gastrointestinal illness. (cruisecritic.com)

Celebrity Cruise Ship Hit with Stomach Bug

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

More than 300 passengers on Celebrity Summit have been stricken with a gastrointestinal illness the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified as Norovirus. (cruisecritic.com)

Fred. Olsen Ship Hit with Stomach Bug

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

During a 12-night Baltic cruise, 130 passengers on Fred. Olsen’s Black Watch became ill with a gastro-intestinal illness. A total of 778 passengers were onboard. (cruisecritic.com)

Grandfather sues cruise firm after falling ill on boat

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

A grandfather who spent his birthday on board a cruise ship suffering severe sickness and diarrhoea is suing the travel company over his concerns that not enough was done to protect passengers from falling ill. (independent.ie)

The vaccine that may bring an end to norovirus-induced cruise ship vomiting

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

As a new strain of stomach flu leaves a trail of stomach-clenching illness from Sydney to San Diego, scientists are moving closer to thwarting it for good. (skift.com)

UK. Cruise passengers sue after ship struck by vomiting bug

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Cruise passengers are taking legal action after a ship departing from Liverpool was hit by vomiting bug norovirus. (liverpoolecho.co.uk)

Dozens fell ill during Mediterranean cruise

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Dozens of guests were struck down by a vomiting bug on board a luxury cruise ship which docked in Southampton this morning, it has been revealed. (dailyecho.co.uk)

Cruise Ship Departure Delayed Following Illness Onboard

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ mv Discovery is delaying its scheduled departure from Liverpool today, May 7, 2013, following of an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness on the ship’s previous cruise. (cruisecritic.com)

Gastrointestinal Illness Outbreak Onboard Crystal Cruise Ship

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

A suspected case of Norovirus affected more than 15 percent of passengers onboard a recent Crystal Symphony sailing. (cruisecritic.com)

Carnival to Resume Calls at Grand Turk Cruise Center

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Cruise ships will resume calls at the Turks & Caicos’ Grand Turk Cruise Center beginning next week, said Carnival Corp. (travelpulse.com)

More Cruise Ship Visits to Grand Turk Canceled

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Carnival Corp. canceled more scheduled port calls to Grand Turk for three of its cruise brands. No cruise ship has stopped in Grand Turk since reports of a gastrointestinal outbreak began circulating the week of March 11. (cruisecritic.com)

Carnival Cruise Lines Seeks Source of Grand Turk Illness

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

With multiple cruise calls to Grand Turk canceled through the end of March, all by Carnival Corp. brands, port authorities and Carnival are working overtime to find the source of a spate of gastrointestinal outbreaks that afflicted cruise passengers earlier this month. (cruisecritic.com)

‘Cruise Ship Virus’ Also Sickens 1 Million U.S. Kids Yearly

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Norovirus, the infamous stomach bug that’s sickened countless cruise ship passengers, also wreaks havoc on land. (health.usnews.com)

Grand Turk Calls Suspended For Now

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Cruise lines have suspended transit calls, temporarily, at Grand Turk following reports of gastroenteritis. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Update: Cruise Ship Norovirus Woes Continue with Two Confirmed Outbreaks in March

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

The month of March has seen an uptick in the number of gastrointestinal illnesses reported on cruise ships. (cruisecritic.com)

Royal Caribbean cruise ship hit by virus; 108 sick

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd said on Friday that 108 people fell sick with a gastrointestinal illness believed to be a norovirus on its Vision of the Seas ship, which docked in Port Everglades, Florida, at the end of an 11-day trip.(reuters.com)

CDC inspection reports show cruise workers breaking the rules when it comes to norovirus reporting

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The Contact 5 Investigators discovered something alarming on board that’s not often mentioned. Could cruise ship workers be putting you at risk? (wptv.com)

New norovirus strain turning more stomachs

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

A new strain of stomach bug sweeping the globe is taking over in the U.S., health officials say. (cbc.ca)

Queen Mary 2 cruise ship hit by norovirus outbreak

Monday, December 31st, 2012

More than a hundred passengers on the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship have been struck down by suspected norovirus. (telegraph.co.uk)

Sickness spreads to 123 on cruise ship Emerald Princess

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Just in time to spoil the holidays for some on a cruise, the Emerald Princess had a breakout of a contagious illness with 123 passengers and crew members becoming sick, a cruise line spokeswoman said Wednesday. (sun-sentinel.com)