Cruise Ship Passengers Hit by Virus Outbreak

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Royal Caribbean cruise ship 'Vision of the Seas' hit by virus; 105 passengers, 3 crew sick.

The 108 people on board fell sick with a gastrointestinal illness believed to be a norovirus on the cruise ship which docked in Port Everglades, Florida, at the end of an 11-day trip, reports BT Premium.

The outbreak was the latest black eye for the cruise industry, trying to regain its sea legs after several high-profile mishaps, but Royal Caribbean informed that those sickened had responded well to the over-the-counter medicine they were given.

The ship and the cruise terminal have been thoroughly sanitised and the cruise liner departed later on Friday as scheduled on a new sailing. The 915-foot-long Vision of the Seas was ending a Caribbean cruise that left Port Everglades on Feb 25, 2013.

Source: BT Premium

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