The Crown Princess pulled into port in San Diego Thursday with more than 100 passengers and crew ill with the gastrointestinal bug, which spreads easily in tight confines.
Eleven passengers elected to disembark in San Diego (paying a $300 per person fee, according to an ABC news report) but the ship and its more than 3100 other passengers are now back at sea following the planned itinerary
This was on the Forbes web site. I wish I could post the link.
After 300 passengers got diagnosed with norovirus, they have been terming the luxury cruise liner P&O vessel Oriana as a "plague ship". As per the claims of holidaymakers, they have paid up to £1,429 per person for 10-day Baltic cruise.
As soon as the trip started, people started getting ill and rather than recognizing the mistake, the ship officials put the blame back on holidaymakers for bringing the virus on the ship. Passengers said that they were quarantined in their rooms and were not allowed to roam around, so that the virus does not get spread.
Passengers complained that they had started feeling like prisoners on the ship. People came ashore in Southampton, where they said that they have been refunds.
Gerry Hunt, 71, Kent, said they had tried to meet the captain for thrice, but every time, they failed. Other people said there was one scene that was common and that was sick people everywhere. Whether it was theatre or restaurant, ill people were present everywhere.
"This was supposed to be a nice relaxing break before the Christmas rush but now we have come back feeling we need a holiday to get over it", said some passengers.