An outbreak of gastrointestinal illness aboard Royal Caribbean’s “Explorer of the Seas” has forced the cruise line to cut short the ship’s ten day trip through the Caribbean.
The “season” for norovirus, a gastrointestinal illness, has arrived in South Florida. Norovirus outbreaks can occur throughout the year. But, more than 80% of the outbreaks occur from November to April according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A mystery illness, according to Broward County officials, that sent students at a elementary school sick has been identified as a virus.
The cruise industry has had to overcome several tough obstacles through the last year or so. From the capsizing of the ship in Italy, to the cripple Carnival Triumph, and ships continually plagued with the norovirus.
For the second time in as many weeks, passengers returned from a vacation at sea with claims of hazardous health conditions aboard their cruise ship.
The Princess Cruise Line ship “Crown Princess” departed Saturday afternoon after undergoing two days of intensive cleaning following back-to-back outbreaks of the norovirus.
The Princess Cruise Line ship “Crown Princess” has returned to Port Everglades after another outbreak of the norovirus, which attacks the gastrointestinal system, the second for this ship in as many weeks.
For the second time in as many days, the Princess Cruise Line ship “Crown Princess” is having to return to port after another outbreak of the norovirus, which attacks the gastrointestinal system.
The second of two Princess Cruise Line ships which reported an outbreak of norovirus has once again departed Port Everglades on a regularly scheduled cruise.
The first of 2 Princess Cruise Line ships with a large group of passengers suffering from Norovirus arrived Saturday morning at Port Everglades following a week-long cruise to the Caribbean. A second infected ship is due Sunday.