Virus Outbreak On Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship, 108 Passengers Sick

Category: Media & Culture / Mar 08, 2013 5:56PM EDT
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd said on Friday (March 8) that its Vision of the Seas cruise ship arrived in Port Everglades, Florida after 108 people, including guests and crew, fell sick with an illness thought to be norovirus. There were 1991 guests on board. The sick passengers were treated with over-the-counter medication. The ship and the cruise terminal have been thoroughly sanitized and it will depart later on Friday as scheduled, the company said. This is the latest in a string of unfortunate incidents aboard cruise ships, the most recent being a disabled Carnival cruise ship that was stranded in the Gulf of Mexico for five days without power and plumbing. (Video Source: REUTERS)