MIAMI (AP) — A stomach virus has stricken more than 100 people on a Princess Cruise Lines ship sailing from South Florida. The company said in a statement that 92 passengers and 13 crew members aboard the Ruby Princess were affected by Norovirus, which causes vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain. The ship is expected to return to Fort Lauderdale Sunday. Meanwhile, there has been an increase in the number of cases of gastrointestinal illness among passengers on the Crown Princess, which returned Saturday to Port Everglades. Spokeswoman Julie Benson says the cases do not appear to be related. The cause of the illness has not yet been determined. All cabins and public areas on the ships are being disinfected, which will delay their next departures.
In about 40 contracts, I was very sick within the first 2 weeks, every time but once. This is a true statement. I have been a carnival guitarist since about 2004. I learned with experience, how not to get sick.
The trolls didn't disappoint in climbing on the Noro news, did they? Once exposed, doesn't matter whether you can get off or not, does it? Can't get off an airplane (with its recirculated air) either if people come down sick. How about hospitals, WalMart, grocery store, where you work? Sanitation measures these ships take are higher than anywhere else where others are in close quarters. In fact, if there's an outbreak - that's ever reported on land - I think I'll take my chances on a cruise ship.
You know there's a pretty big difference between an outbreak at a hotel and one on a cruise ship... You can leave a hotel at any time, how do you leave the ship?!?! You don't, you are trapped along with the crew's incompetence.