In the past few years, cruise lines haven’t had much luck; from sinking to stranded and passengers falling ill. Now the Crown Princess has been struck with an outbreak of the Norovirus.
Officials said more than 170 of the 4,100 people on board the ship reported having symptoms of the virus at some point during the voyage. As stated on the CDC website, Norovirus is a very contagious virus. You can get norovirus from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. The virus causes your stomach or intestines or both to get inflamed (acute gastroenteritis). This leads you to have stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea and to throw up.
“In response, we have enacted our stringent disinfecting protocols developed in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),” media relations officials explained in a written statement. “This includes extensive deep cleaning of the ship, and the terminal in Los Angeles on Sunday before the ship embarks on its next voyage.” According to the Princess Cruises Media Relations Department, the 28 day-cruise originated in San Pedro, and traveled to Hawaii and Tahiti.
Better luck next trip!
Photo does not represent the infected Crown Princess