Tagged: Norovirus / Gastrointestinal Outbreak

Over 200 Sickened by Gastrointestinal Illness on Ruby Princess – U.S. Health Officials Now Boarding Cruise Ship in Galveston to Investigate

At least two-hundred and nineteen passengers and crew became ill, experiencing vomiting and diarrhea, from a gastrointestinal illness aboard Princess Cruises’ Ruby Princess which has returned this morning to Galveston, Texas following a cruise to the Caribbean. (more…)

Cruise ship returns to Port Everglades early after gastrointestinal outbreak

Princess Cruises (logo)A cruise ship returned to Port Everglades on Thursday morning after an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness forced it to cut short its voyage. The Caribbean Princess arrived about 7 a.m. after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said more than 300 passengers and more than two dozen crew members fell ill with symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea. (local10.com)

British cruise ship denied entry to Gibraltar due to norovirus outbreak

Spirit of Discovery  (Credit Zoe Ayton - Portland Harbour Authority Portland Harbour Authority)A British cruise ship was refused entry at the Port of Gibraltar and sent back to dock at Southampton, England, after norovirus broke out on board. Saga’s Spirit of Discovery was returning from a trip around Italy and Spain Saturday when it was turned away at Gibraltar, a British overseas territory on Spain’s southern coast. (usatoday.com)

Norwegian Cruise Line Ship Docks After Multiple People Become Ill

On Sunday paramedics examined several people who fell ill aboard a cruise ship docked in the Port of Los Angeles. Four cruise ship passengers were transported to hospitals for medical evaluation. Paramedics were dispatched at 9:17 a.m. to the Norwegian Cruise Lines’ “Norwegian Joy,” docked at Berth 91, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. (nbclosangeles.com)

Princess Cruises ship with 2,000 passengers on board evacuated after massive norovirus outbreak

Sun PrincessThe Sun Princess departed Perth on November 1 for a 12-night trip when the virus spread across the cabins. According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, 229 passengers on board the ship had symptoms of the virus before everyone was evacuated on the final day of the trip in Singapore. (thesun.co.uk)

Moldy cucumbers. Dead bugs atop a wine cooler. Cruise line ships under inspection

The last three months of inspections say cruise lines out of South Florida have cleaned up somewhat since Carnival and Royal Caribbean ships failed health inspections in July. But when it comes to cruise ship inspections, even a perfect score doesn’t mean perfect cleanliness. These inspections are part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vessel Sanitation Program. (miamiherald.com)

Adult-only Cruise Ship Norovirus Outbreak Strikes Passengers Aboard Newly Renovated Vessel

Marella Explorer 2  (Former SkySea Golden Era)Just a month on from its launch following a lavish renovation, norovirus has struck the Marella Explorer 2 cruise ship as it journeyed through the Mediterranean Sea, leaving passengers vomiting and ill. Marella Explorer 2 is currently at the port of Olbia on the Italian island of Sardinia. A spokesperson for Tui, the parent company of Marella Cruises which operates the vessel, told The Telegraph that a small number of passengers began feeling unwell last week. (newsweek.com)

Holland America cruise in Alaska hit by norovirus

Some 73 people reported falling ill on the Zaandam which is carrying more than 2,000 passengers and crew. Juneau’s top attraction is the Mendenhall Glacier. The glacier’s visitor center can receive as many as 6,000 cruise ship visitors in a single day. The U.S. Forest Service monitors reports of outbreaks on cruise ships so it can step up sanitation as a precaution. (alaskapublic.org)