Posts Tagged ‘Norovirus / Gastrointestinal Outbreak’

Update: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Official Statement

venerdì, maggio 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

giovedì, maggio 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

giovedì, maggio 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

martedì, maggio 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

martedì, maggio 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

domenica, maggio 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

sabato, aprile 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

mercoledì, aprile 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

martedì, aprile 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

mercoledì, marzo 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’

lunedì, marzo 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

lunedì, febbraio 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

lunedì, febbraio 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

domenica, febbraio 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

venerdì, febbraio 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

mercoledì, febbraio 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

venerdì, gennaio 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

martedì, dicembre 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

martedì, dicembre 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

lunedì, dicembre 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

mercoledì, dicembre 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

venerdì, ottobre 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

martedì, ottobre 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

lunedì, ottobre 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

mercoledì, agosto 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”. (altro…)

Hill Dickinson Helps Cruise Industry Win Key Norovirus Judgment

venerdì, luglio 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. (altro…)

Cruise Ship Returns to Port Early due to Norovirus Outbreak

mercoledì, luglio 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

mercoledì, giugno 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

venerdì, giugno 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

mercoledì, maggio 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

sabato, maggio 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

sabato, maggio 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. (