Norovirus Outbreak: 600 Fall Sick Aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise

by William White | January 27, 2014 10:29 am

Norovirus Outbreak: 600 Fall Sick Aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise

600 people[1] fell sick during a possible norovirus outbreak on a Royal Caribbean (RCL[2]) cruise.

RoyalCaribbean185 Norovirus Outbreak: 600 Fall Sick Aboard Royal Caribbean CruiseThe sickness affected 577 passengers and 29 crew members on the Royal Carribbean cruise. Those affected by the illness suffered from vomiting and diarrhea. As a result of the sickness, Royal Caribbean is cutting the cruise short by two days. The cruise line will use the additional two days to take extra care in cleaning the ship, reports CNN.

“This was a difficult decision to make,” Janet Diaz, a Royal Caribbean spokesperson, told Examiner.com[3]. “However, we feel it is best to make this itinerary modification to help prevent any more guests from becoming ill.”

Royal Caribbean is working to provide passengers with compensation[4] for cutting the cruise short. It has yet to announce any details of what the compensation will be.

Endnotes:
  1. 600 people: http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/26/travel/cruise-ship-illness/
  2. RCL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=RCL
  3. Examiner.com: http://www.examiner.com/article/hundreds-sickened-by-possible-norovirus-on-board-royal-caribbean-cruise
  4. provide passengers with compensation: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/world/royal-caribbean-cruise-ended-after-outbreak-of-illness-believed-to-be-tied-to-norovirus

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