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Cruise passengers struck by virus

2012-02-05 08:29

Miami - 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, diarrhoea and stomach pain. The ship is expected to return to Fort Lauderdale on 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.

Spokesperson 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.

Comments
  • Danie - 2012-02-05 09:20

    Disgrace! What's wrong with you Shipowners??? Are you stupid? You are destroying your business!

  • Grace - 2012-02-05 10:12

    Aha ! Now the truth is revealed, Allison ! You've been on a secret cruise....get well soon

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