Passengers aboard a cruise ship on which hundreds fell ill recalled days of misery holed up in their rooms as it returned to its home port Wednesday from a Caribbean trip cut short by what is suspected to be among the largest such norovirus outbreaks in the last 20 years.
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.
More than 300 passengers and crew have fallen ill on Royal Caribbean’s “Explorer of the Seas”. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control said health officials will board the ship Sunday while it’s docked in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Three of the largest cruise lines, all based in Miami, will now post more comprehensive data about serious crimes and allegations that are committed aboard their ships.
For the second time this year, a fire at sea has aborted a cruise ship’s voyage. This time, aboard Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas and the ship’s 2,200 passengers were expected back in Baltimore on Tuesday after being flown on charter flights from the Bahamas.
Passengers aboard Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas got an unexpected wake up call early Monday morning.
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.
Royal Caribbean is the latest cruise line to test an all-you-can-drink alcohol package.
The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing 21-year-old Tennessee women who reportedly fell overboard off a cruise ship 47 miles east of Fort Lauderdale on Sunday night.