Posts Tagged ‘Norovirus / Gastrointestinal Outbreak’

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. (

P&O Cruises’ Azura Cruise Ship Delayed due to Norovirus Outbreak

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Azura in TriesteP&O Cruises’ Azura has been delayed in Southampton due to a Norovirus outbreak onboard. (

Star Princess Hit With Norovirus: Ship Cleaned and Back in Service

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Star Princess docked at Canada Place in downtown Vancouver, BC, early Sunday morning with an unwelcome guest — norovirus. Of the 2,590 passengers on the ship’s 15-day cruise to Hawaii, 61 were sickened by the virus during the cruise. (

Norovirus hits Star Princess, delays massive cruise ship in Vancouver

Monday, October 5th, 2015

The Star Princess. In this image she is at San FranciscoAt least one norovirus-stricken Star Princess passenger flew home from Hawaii after getting seriously ill on a dream cruise that stopped for cleaning in Vancouver. (

AntiBac Coating to offer solution to significantly reduce Norovirus/ Sickness Bugs on Cruise Ships

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

One of the first thoughts that springs to mind when considering going on a cruise is visiting new destinations, but also “Will I get a Sickness Bug”. (more…)

Hill Dickinson Helps Cruise Industry Win Key Norovirus Judgment

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Thomson SpiritIn what is being seen as a landmark decision, Hill Dickinson is the first law firm to have successfully defended a UK class action case involving a Norovirus outbreak onboard a cruise liner. (more…)

Cruise Ship Returns to Port Early due to Norovirus Outbreak

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Holland America Line’s Ryndam ship has been forced to cut short a 14-day round-trip cruise from the U.K. due to a Norovirus outbreak. (

Fred. Olsen Cancels Cruise Due to Noro Outbreak on Ship

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has been forced to cancel a forthcoming cruise after another outbreak of Norovirus on one of its ships. (

Article from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines concerning Norovirus and common cold

Friday, June 12th, 2015

“The truth about Norovirus and how Travel Agents and Tour Operators could soon be sued over the Common Cold!”, written by Nathan Philpot, Sales and Marketing Director, has been posted on the web site of the cruise line.

ProPublica Study Dishes on Cruise Ship Food Safety Problems

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Cruise ships are a great venue for spreading contagious foodborne illnesses to a large number of people in a short amount of time, according to a new study on the health and safety of the cruise ship industry by ProPublica. (

Passengers struck down by vomiting bug on Fred Olsen cruise ship for second time this month

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

It is not known how many passengers have been hit by the vomiting bug on the MV Balmoral, which is sailing to its home port in Southampton. (

Princess Cruises ship sets sail from San Francisco after thorough cleaning after norovirus outbreak

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

A cruise ship finally set sail from San Francisco Thursday afternoon after the cleanup from a norovirus outbreak delayed its departure for hours. (

Fred. Olsen Shortens Cruise due to Gastro Outbreak

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Balmoral - Fred. Olsen Cruise LinesFred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral has cut short its eight-night Norwegian Fjords cruise due to an outbreak of what the line is describing as a “gastro-enteritis type illness,” returning to Southampton 24 hours early, on Sunday, 10th of May. (

Dozens quarantined after norovirus outbreak on cruise ship

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Dozens of cruise ship passengers have been quarantined on Maui after a norovirus outbreak. The Star Princess is currently docked at Lahaina and according to the Department of Health, about 30 people are quarantined in their rooms. (

UK. Holiday giant Thomson facing legal action from almost 100 ‘sick’ cruise ship passengers

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Island Escape in RioHoliday giant Thomson could be sued by almost 100 holidaymakers who claim they suffered severe sickness and diarrhoea on a luxury Mediterranean cruise ship. (

71 fall ill on Holland America cruise ship

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Seventy-one people on a Holland America Line cruise ship fell ill before the ship returned to Port Everglades early Friday. (

Norovirus strikes the ‘Coral Princess’, 6th cruise ship outbreak of 2015

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vessel Sanitation Program personnel go aboard the Princess Cruises’ Coral Princess when it docks in Los Angeles today, they will be facing an norovirus outbreak investigation which has sickened 111 passengers and crew, according to the most up-to-date data. (

More Than 220 Fall Ill On Two Separate Royal Caribbean Operated Cruise Ships

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Just two months after the first cruise-related norovirus outbreak occurred on a Royal Caribbean vessel, two more of the company’s ships – this time traveling along the west coasts of California and Mexico – have reported a virus has led to illness in more than 215 passengers and crew members. (

100 Sickened by Norovirus During Cruise Ending in San Diego

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Federal health officials say 95 passengers and five crewmembers aboard the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship have been sickened by the gastrointestinal illness norovirus and a second ship with sick passengers will also be inspected when it docks in San Diego Tuesday. (

Fred. Olsen Pays Out ‘Five Figure Sum’ to Sick Cruise Ship Passengers

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has paid out a “five figure” settlement to a group of passengers who got sick onboard Boudicca in 2011. (

Grandeur of the Seas returns to Baltimore early because of medical emergency

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

About 193 passengers and nine crew members aboard a cruise liner that docks in Baltimore were stricken with a gastrointestinal illness at sea, while another passenger suffered a medical emergency. (

Norovirus Outbreak Contained on Princess Cruises Ship

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

A norovirus outbreak on Dawn Princess is “well on the way to being resolved”, according to Princess Cruises. (

Norovirus Found on Crown Princess

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Crown Princess, which had an already reported delayed arrival into Los Angeles this weekend, suffered an outbreak of norovirus on its 28-day voyage from Tahiti. (

Australia. Gastro hits cruise ship passengers

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Passengers aboard a cruise ship bound for Fremantle say more than 100 people were struck down by a particularly violent bout of gastroenteritis. (

Just ‘One Percent of Norovirus Outbreaks’ From Cruise Ships – CDC

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Cruise ships account for just one per cent of norovirus outbreaks, according to a new study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States. (

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.(