Norovirus Strikes Crew and Passengers on Cruise

On the Princess Cruise Lines ship, a stomach virus has caused more than one hundred people to be sick.  The ship was sailing from South Florida.  The cruise ship, the Ruby Princess, has need affected by the Norovirus.  This stomach virus causes diarrhea, stomach pain, and vomiting.  Of the people who have this virus, ninety-two of them are passengers.  The cruise ship is expected to return Sunday to Fort Lauderdale.


Norovirus strikes Ruby Princess cruise out of Fort Lauderdale
Photo: Princess Cruise Lines

There has also been an increase in the number of gastrointestinal illness cases among the passengers on the cruise ship, the Crown Princess.  This cruise ship returned to Port Everglades on Saturday.  At this time they do not think that these cases are related.  The cause of the stomach virus has not been determined yet.

On all the ships, the public areas and cabins are being disinfected, which is going to delay their next departures.